Dubai, UAE; April 20, 2021: Abu Dhabi Media, the UAE’s leading public service broadcaster, has extended its strategic agreement with STARZPLAY, the region’s fastest-growing subscription video on-demand service, to broadcast six new Arabic and GCC drama series during the holy month of Ramadan.
Earlier this year, Abu Dhabi Media and STARZPLAY had collaborated to live-stream UFC events across the Middle East and North Africa region.
As part of the latest partnership, STARZPLAY subscribers will have access to a range of compelling GCC and Arabic programming by Abu Dhabi media, anytime, anywhere and on any device, throughout Ramadan.
Acting General Manager of Abu Dhabi Media Abdul Raheem Al-Bateeh Al-Nuaimi said: “This ongoing agreement with STARZPLAY is in line with Abu Dhabi Media’s commitment to strengthening the reach of our digital and entertainment content through strategic partnerships.”
“This collaboration will also enable us to ensure increased digital engagement for Abu Dhabi Media’s comprehensive Ramadan campaign “Hatha Waqtaha”, launched across all ADM media channels. The campaign features an exciting line-up of programs and productions with Emirati, Gulf, and Arab stars,” he added.
Khaled Benchouche, SVP Strategy & Original Content STARZPLAY, said: “We have recorded a growing demand for original Arabic programming and have steadily built our content library. With our new partnership with Abu Dhabi Media, we will have a wider breadth of some of the most popular Arabic programming and are delighted to bring this additional choice of quality programming during Ramadan. We are truly excited to take our association with Abu Dhabi Media to the next level and continue to expand our offering to deliver content that is relevant and sought-after by our subscribers.”
The Abu Dhabi media titles streaming on STARZPLAY include:
After receiving a heart from a loving donor, a man trapped between life and death unveils secrets from his family’s past. Watch the trailer here
Bayn Anf w Shafatyn
The scar that forms on Altaf’s face after undergoing a surgery shapes a cruel future full of bullying and disappointments. Watch the trailer here
A romantic drama that speaks a unique language of love. As circumstances change, feelings between the lovers may deepen their roots, or be lost and estranged. Watch the trailer here
By the virtue of fate, a fertility specialist doctor discovers her inability to conceive, and while she and her husband accept their unfortunate fate, she discovers a truth that shell-shocks her. Watch the trailer here
Aladine assumes his two daughters are safe when he brings them back home. However, he soon discovers that both of them have fallen in love with the neighbour’s sons and plan to get married. Watch how things change for his daughters as they overcome their challenges. Watch the trailer here
Exclusive Gulf thriller ‘Heen Ra’at’ starring Khaled Amin, Amal Muhammad and Laila Abdullah, which captures the story of two girls who tragically lose their loved ones in a terrorist bombing. Watch the trailer here
With thousands of hours of premium content including blockbuster movies, exclusive TV shows, kids content and Arabic series, STARZPLAY is today the number one player in the MENA region. The service is available in 20 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan for fans to enjoy quality content anytime, anywhere and from any device.
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STARZPLAY (www.starzplay.com) is a subscription video on demand service that streams Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, the same-time-as-the-US series – plus dedicated kids’ entertainment and Arabic content – to 20 countries across MENA and Pakistan. The service carries thousands of premium titles including exclusive STARZPLAY original content such as Baghdad Central, STARZ Original content such as Power, Outlander, Spartacus and The White Queen as well as premium content with add-ons such as discovery+,UFC Arabia and BluTV.
STARZPLAY has secured tie ups with a host of leading, global studios including MGM, 20th Century Fox, Disney, Warner Bros, Universal, Discovery and Fox International Channels.
STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) are the lead investors along with media and technology investment firms including SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners.
Reaching over 1.8 million subscribers, STARZPLAY allows subscribers to watch its full HD and 4K content via most internet-enabled devices, smart TVs and game consoles, and is widely available on regional IPTV services. Its iOS and Android apps – installed on more than three million devices – also allow downloads for offline playback.
About Abu Dhabi Media
Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) is the UAE’s leading public service broadcaster and media company that focuses on developing, producing and distributing unique premium content, covering news, entertainment, sports and culture to a wide array of demographics across the Arab World.
Established in 1969, in line with the vision of the UAE’s Founding Father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, ADM has become one of the largest media companies in the Middle East and GCC regions and has a major role in fulfilling and promoting the key pillars of the UAE.
Focusing on digital first content, ADM’s portfolio includes exclusively digital assets, as well as digital and traditional platforms for its TV, radio, and print assets.
ADM is also available on Smart TV applications, including Apple TV and Android TV, delivering streaming, catch-up and video on demand services on ADTV and AD Sports. Also, the new addition of AD Radio’s digital platforms and applications features audio and podcast streaming across the radio assets.
Today, ADM includes 23 media assets, as well as two subsidiaries – Tawzea and UPP.
Abu Dhabi Media is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a diverse portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy. www.admedia.ae
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