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STARZ PLAY is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service that streams thousands of blockbuster Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids’ entertainment and same-day-as-the-US series – plus dedicated Arabic and Bollywood content – to 19 countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

STARZ PLAY utilizes advanced technology to provide a premium viewing experience with full HD and 4K content sourced from some of the most important studios in the entertainment business, such as 20th Century Fox, CBS, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Showtime, Sony, Starz, Universal and Warner Bros.

STARZ PLAY was founded in in Apr 15, 2015 by Danny Bates & Maaz SheikhBased and is based in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

STARZ PLAY delivers amazing value – for a low monthly fee subscribers can enjoy unlimited ad-free access to a wide choice of entertainment. Developed exclusively for the MENA region, STARZ PLAY features one-click Arabic subtitling plus Arabic and French audio options.

STARZ PLAY has raised a total amount of $125M in 2 funding rounds as of Jul 11, 2017 when they received their latest Series B funding of $125M from 2 investors.


Employee: Maaz Sheikh
Title: Co-Founder & CEO
Email address: maaz.sheikh@starzplay.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maazsheikh/
Employee: Vural Cifci
Title: Vice President, Digital Marketing
Email address: vural.cifci@starzplay.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vuralcifci/
Employee: Danny Bates
Title: CCO & Co-Founder
Email address:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-bates-69425a1/