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NBCUniversal content for Starz Play

March 29, 2017

Starz Play, the on-demand video streaming service available in 19 countries across the MENA region, has announced a new deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution to offer its subscribers popular TV box-sets and TV series currently available in the US as well as top-rated films.

The new additions will include current critically acclaimed TV shows like Mr. Robot and Bates Motel. Other box-sets to be added include 12 Monkeys and Heroes. In addition, later this year, Starz Play subscribers will be able to watch both seasons of Shades of Blue, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta.

Maaz Sheikh, CEO at Starz Play, said: “NBCUniversal is known to cater to a broad audience and we are delighted to announce our deal with such a reputable studio. From the Fast and the Furious films – Universal Pictures’ biggest franchise of all time – to the Jurassic Park movies, Universal Pictures delivers some of the most popular titles in the world of cinematography.”

“This new arrangement is about adding more to Starz Play’s rich library of blockbuster Hollywood movies, current US TV series, documentaries and children’s entertainment.  It also presents a remarkable opportunity that allows us to continue to meet our customers’ requests,” added Maaz.

Belinda Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Distribution & Networks, said: “From compelling and critically acclaimed TV series to blockbuster films, our diverse portfolio offers something for everyone, and we are delighted to partner with Starz Play to bring our high-quality content to their viewers in the region.”

The deal with NBCUniversal will also bring a number of other popular feature films to the service. These include titles such as Luc Besson’s Lucy, The Bourne Legacy, The Purge and Despicable Me.

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