STARZPLAY, the leading video-on-demand service in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced the launch of STARZPLAY Sports, the new package for millions of sports fans in the region.
“Starting Friday, August 12, STARZPLAY Sports will begin to enrich the sports and entertainment content in the region by providing viewers with a single platform dedicated to broadcasting the most amazing and exciting sports events,” STARZPLAY said in a statement said.
The statement explained that by integrating the current lineup of sports channels on the platform with a variety of new sports events, STARZPLAY Sports will move forward to set new standards for the concept of sports broadcasting, providing viewers with unprecedented experiences.
STARZPLAY Sports subscribers will be able to follow many competitions and tournaments, including the new addition of the Italian League, giving football fans in the region the opportunity to enjoy watching all 380 matches live and exclusively with commentary in Arabic and English. Serie A will also be broadcast exclusively on STARZPLAY on the newly launched channels AD Sports Premium 1 and AD Sports Premium 2.
In line with the growing demand to watch live sporting events throughout the year, STARZPLAY was keen to enrich its new package to include a wide range of international and regional tournaments, including the Italian Cup, the Italian Super Cup and the Dutch Football League.
As part of its zeal to fulfill the aspirations of millions of cricket, boxing, basketball and golf fans in the region, STARZPLAY Sports will be a great source of tension and excitement by telecasting the Indian Cricket Series; Pakistan Premier League Cricket, Frank Warren Boxing Matches, European League, European Club Basketball Cup, PGA Tour of America as well as many boxing, basketball, golf and more events.
Around the clock, the STARZPLAY sports package will continue to cover the world’s most exciting sporting events, with a dedicated Live On Demand and Live TV channels, providing subscribers in 19 countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, uninterrupted viewing without interruption.
With the new sports package, all live events will be immediately available to watch on demand as soon as the event ends, so users who missed it can watch it live whenever and wherever they want.
In this context, Danny Bates, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder of STARZPLAY, said: “As the region’s leading VOD service provider, it has been a strategic objective to add sports entertainment content that meets subscriber expectations to VOD services. We at STARZPLAY since the launch of our first sports channel in 2021.”
“Today, with the launch of STARZPLAY Sports, we will set new standards for the sports broadcasting services sector in the region, offering sports fans the perfect platform to enjoy the very best that sports competition has to offer,” he added.
Mr. Bates emphasized, “STARZPLAY is committed to enriching subscribers’ experiences by providing easily accessible sports entertainment content. To do this, we will continue to rely on the latest high-quality broadcast technology with the lowest possible latency for live broadcasts, which are considered the best in its class, to enhance the experience of viewers.”
As part of its long-term strategy, STARZPLAY will continue to enrich the sports content of its platform into one of its flagship products, providing its 2.1 million subscriber base in the region with the best sports entertainment. Especially since the new STARZPLAY sports package is a continuation of the exciting entertainment offerings on the platform.
Subscribers can enjoy STARZPLAY sports and entertainment content by registering on the website: www.starzplay.com and the STARZPLAY app for smart devices. Subscribers can also enjoy excellent quality on smart TVs through the STARZPLAY TV application available on “Android TV”, “Apple TV” or “PlayStation 4”, or through video broadcasting technologies through smartphone applications to TVs, which include “AirPlay”. Google Chromecast.
Available in 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, the STARZPLAY service provides subscribers with content that includes thousands of hours of movies, in addition to content dedicated to children, Arabic series, exclusive works and various content by the added channels.
The statement concluded that the platform is first in terms of the number of subscribers in the Middle East and North Africa region. This allows them to watch their favorite content anytime, on any device and from anywhere.