Advanced Television


Accedo, Brightcove, JUMP support Sharqiya SVoD

Accedo, a provider of video solutions and Brightcove, the streaming technology company, have announced their collaboration with Al Sharqiya Group to enhance its 1001 OTT streaming service with the introduction of one of Iraq’s first SVoD platforms, alongside live linear channels. Initially launched in March 2023 as an AVoD service, 1001 caters to Arabic-speaking audiences […]

April 9, 2024

Starzplay brings Cricket World Cup to MENA

Starzplay, the MENA streaming services, will air the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 from October 5th to November 19th. Ten teams will participate in the 13th edition of the tournament, competing in a round-robin format with the top four teams going through to the Semi-Finals, including the 2019 defending champions, England. It will be […]

October 5, 2023

Barbie on Starzplay

Starzplay, the MENA SVoD service, is bringing the summer blockbuster which crossed the billion-dollar mark- Barbie to its platform, straight from the theatres. Fans can tune into Starzplay and watch Greta Gerwig’s movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and get ready to immerse in the perfect-pink world of the Barbie Land. Barbie, which offers […]

October 3, 2023

Million Dollar Listing UAE debuts on Starzplay

Million Dollar Listing UAE debuts on September 15th on MENA streaming service Starzplay to offer viewers an exclusive glimpse into the lives of five prominent UAE-based brokers as they navigate the thrilling landscapes of real estate in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, all while balancing their personal lives. Following the hit series from Bravo in the […]

September 1, 2023

Rugby World Cup 2023 on Starzplay

Starzplay has secured the exclusive MENA broadcast rights for the Rugby World Cup 2023 which takes place in France from September 8th to October 28th. The service will stream all 48 matches live and exclusive to rugby fans across the region. Starzplay launched its sports service last August and has already acquired a line-up of world […]

August 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: Arabic SVoD subscriptions to boom

There will be 28 million SVoD subscriptions across 13 Arabic countries by 2029, up from 15 million in 2023, according to the Middle East and North Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Netflix will still lead the market, but local players will provide a strong challenge. “As some […]

August 17, 2023

Starzplay ready for Serie A kick off

Football is back this weekend on Starzplay Sports as the new Serie A season kicks off on August 19th. All 380 matches will be broadcast across two channels dedicated to the league, Abu Dhabi Sports 1 & 2 Premium which are exclusively on Starzplay Sports. The first match on the opening day of the 2023/24 […]

August 17, 2023

Starzplay launches MENA Fantasy Sports game

Starzplay, the MENA VoD service, has launched Starzplay Fantasy Sports, a free-to-play Web 3.0 fantasy sports game. Starzplay Fantasy Sports, launched ahead of the new 2023/24 Serie A season, will be exclusively available on StarzplaySports. Players can make predictions around live Serie A matches and other regional leagues, from forecasting scores and possession percentages to […]

August 15, 2023

Starzplay partners with TPAY for mobile payments

Starzplay has announced a strategic partnership with TPAY, a payments provider in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META). With this partnership, customers will be able to make their subscription payments using their mobile phone numbers, to access Starzplay’s sports and entertainment content. With an initial focus on expanding its presence in the MENA region, […]

August 8, 2023

Starzplay launches Starzplay Store

Starzplay, the MENA SVoD service, has launched the Starzplay Store, bringing users access to box office movies immediately after their theatrical run without the need for a subscription. Users now have access to watch the biggest releases at their convenience via TVoD. Audiences can enjoy box office hits like John Wick 4 and Shazam! Fury of […]

July 6, 2023