STARZ PLAY is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service that streams thousands of blockbuster Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, kid's 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 with fully-fledged development offices in Madrid, Spain and Lahore, Pakistan.

STARZ PLAY also 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 allows you to watch anytime, anywhere on an iOS or Android device, supports Mac and Windows browsers, and streams via Apple TV, Chromecast, a PS4 console or directly to a Samsung and LG smart TVs. The service is available on regional IPTV services, is continually adding support for numerous other gaming and smart devices, and allows downloads for offline playback.


STARZ PLAY is aligned with STARZ, the flagship brand of one of its lead investors, Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B). The company also has investment relationships with State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the world’s third largest asset manager, and media and technology investment firms SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $125M in 2 funding rounds(Last funding type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: Undisclosed
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Dubai
  • State: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
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