STARZ Play Arabia ups with NBCUniversal International deal

STARZ Play Arabia, the MENA-based video streaming service for premium TV channel Starz, has tied up with NBCUniversal International Distribution. Popular TV box sets, U.S series and movies from the media and entertainment company, will be added to Starz Play’s service in the Middle East North African region.

Subscribers of Starz Play will be served with series including ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘Bates Motel’, alongside ’12 Monkeys’ and ‘Heroes’. Furthermore, both seasons of ‘Shades of Blue’ will be available. Starz Play’s users are also eligible to popular titles from NBCUniversal like Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’, ‘The Bourne Legacy’, ‘The Purge’ and ‘Despicable Me’.

Maaz Sheikh, CEO of STARZ Play, commented about the deal: “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 U.S. TV series, documentaries and children’s entertainment”, he added.

Elsewhere, Belinda Menendez, the president of NBCUniversal International Distribution and 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”.