6 ENE 2021

DISCOVERY+ PARTNERS WITH STARZPLAY FOR ITS MENA LAUNCH

Starzplay subscribers can now watch discovery+ content within a dedicated branded area across all of the service's platforms. New content will be added on the platform monthly.

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Discovery Inc., announced the establishment of a strategic partnership with Starzplay for the service to be distributed by MENA. "The unprecedented growth of online streaming has driven the need for compelling content that provides value for subscribers,” Maaz Sheikh, CEO, and Co-Founder, Starzplay, said. “We have built strategic partnerships to offer our subscribers more online content and varied choices We are confident that the discovery+ add on will be welcomed by the MENA audience and we look forward to growing this partnership further."

Announced as part of a global roll-out, the region's fastest-growing SVOD service features a range of exclusive content, original series across popular passion verticals-lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; science, tech, environment, and many high-quality documentaries. "The launch of discovery+ across MENA represents a major step toward adding 18 additional countries and territories to the global expansion of the platform, giving customers options to access the content that they love and have come to expect from Discovery,” Kasia Kieli, President & MD EMEA, Discovery Inc, said. 

In MENA, discovery+ subscribers will enjoy new content added monthly, featuring global franchises such as "Shark Week," "MythBusters," "Gold Rush," "Expedition Unknown," "House Hunters International," "90 Day Fiancé," "NASA's Unexplained Files" and "Say Yes to the Dress." Subscribers have access to various exclusive discovery+ originals. Coming first are: "The Impossible Row," "Amy Schumer Learns to Cook," and "JonBenet Ramsey: What Really Happened?."

Additionally, Discovery+ will offer programs from the home of Arabic cooking, Fatafeat, along with the definitive collection of environmental programming with access to BBC's largest natural history library including Planet Earth and Blue Planet. Starzplay is also available to download online and via respective iOS and Android app stores, with access to discovery+ for AED15 monthly, in addition to existing subscription packages. New and existing subscribers can access discovery+ with a seven-day free trial period. discovery+ will be available through STARZPLAY in 18 countries and territories across MENA.

The unprecedented growth of online streaming has driven the need for compelling content that provides value for subscribers. We have built strategic partnerships to offer our subscribers more online content and varied choices We are confident that the discovery+ add on will be welcomed by the MENA audience and we look forward to growing this partnership further.” Maaz Sheikh CEO, and Co-Founder, Starzplay