LONDON: Streaming service StarzPlay announced on Tuesday an expansion of its news offerings with three Middle East and North Africa-based media channels to provide subscribers with a wider coverage of regional events.
As part of the package, StarzPlay users will be able to view Asharq News, Al Arabiya, and Al Hadath.
Danny Bates, chief operations officer and co-founder at StarzPlay, said: “Our goal at StarzPlay has always been to provide captivating content to our audience and the addition of the region’s leading news channels is a testament to this commitment.”
He added that the new offerings would provide viewers with, “valuable perspectives on global financial markets, investments, and economic developments as well as an insight into the key developments across the Middle Eastern region and the world.”
Covering regional and international news, and providing business and economic insights, the three news outlets will deliver the latest information and in-depth analysis on current events from throughout the region.
Jamie Angus, chief operating officer at Middle East News, the parent company of TV channels Al Arabiya and Al Hadath, said there had “never been a better time” to be on the platform.
Earlier this year, StarzPlay announced it had secured an agreement with the pan-Arab news network Sky News Arabia to broadcast its forefront news content.
Launched in 2014, StarzPlay is a subscription videos-on-demand service that offers streaming for thousands of TV shows, blockbuster Hollywood movies, documentaries, children’s entertainment, as well as same-day-as-the-US series, and Arabic and Bollywood content to 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.