Starz Play, a Dubai, UAE- on-demand video streaming service, announced a new multi-million dollar funding investment.
The round was led by existing investors including SEQ Capital Partners and new investors including Delta Partners Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to launch new content offerings and enrich the STARZ Play platform with new product features.
Launched 18 months ago and led by CEO Maaz Sheikh, Starz Play provides an on-demand video streaming service available to more than 17 million site visitors (in October 2016) in 19 countries across the MENA region. The platform features more than 5,000 hours of the best Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, children’s entertainment and same-day-as-the-US series, all streamed in HD or 4K. It also contains 1,200 hours of dedicated Arabic content while French speakers can enjoy more than 2,200 hours of movies and series dubbed into French.
The company is now continuing to expand services and partnerships, work on further content acquisition, and license additional titles alongside its popular series, which include Showtime’s Billions and Ray Donovan together with Vikings, Grey’s Anatomy, Top Gear, Quantico and The Walking Dead.