Digital TV News: STARZPLAY

Streaming video revenues in MENA to surpass $1.2bn in 2024
May 29, 2024 – The OTT video streaming market in the MENA region experienced robust growth in 2023, with Omdia data reporting a 13% increase across the region and revenues exceeding $1 billion.
News categories: Omdia, Maria Rua Aguete, CABSAT, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East, Streaming

Accedo, Brightcove and JUMP support Al Sharqiya SVOD launch
Apr 9, 2024 – Accedo and Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV) have collaborated with Al Sharqiya to enhance its 1001 AVOD streaming service with the introduction of an SVOD platform alongside live linear channels.
News categories: Accedo, Brightcove, Al Sharqiya, JUMP, Michael Lantz, Justin Barrett, Mohsen Khairaldin Garcia, Big Data, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Iraq, Streaming, UX

Netflix to lose leadership in Arabic countries
Feb 19, 2024 – According to Digital TV Research, there will be 26 million SVOD subscriptions in Arabic countries by 2029, up from 14 million in 2023. Netflix will lose its market leadership to Shahid VIP.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East, Streaming, Subscribers

evision launches 'STARZ ON' AVOD/FAST streaming service
Nov 7, 2023 – evision has unveiled its free OTT streaming platform, STARZ ON, providing access to AVOD/FAST content on Android and iOS devices for users in the MENA region and West Africa.
News categories: evision, e&, Olivier Bramly, Khalifa Al Shamsi, Digital TV, Middle-East, Streaming

Arabic-speaking countries to add 13 million SVOD subscribers
Aug 17, 2023 – According to Digital TV Research, there will be 28 million SVOD subscriptions across 13 Arabic countries by 2029, up from 15 million in 2023.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East, Streaming

STARZ domestic OTT subscribers up 700,000 in 1Q 2023
May 25, 2023 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) has reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023. Total global OTT subscribers increased by 1.3 million in the sequential quarter, on a pro forma basis.
News categories: Lionsgate, Jon Feltheimer, Digital TV, Results, Streaming, Subscribers, USA, Worldwide

MENA online video ad revenue to more than double to $2.3bn in 2027
May 22, 2023 – The online video advertising market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will more than double to reach $2.3bn in 2027 according to the latest research from Omdia.
News categories: Omdia, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East, Streaming

Huawei brings stc tv streaming to its users in the MENA region
Feb 1, 2023 – Huawei is collaborating with stc tv to bring digital entertainment to the MENA region. The stc tv streaming service aggregates content from partners including STARZPLAY, discovery+, Wide Khaliji, Cartoon Network, Boomerang & more.
News categories: Intigral, Huawei, stc tv, Peter Mrkic, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Middle-East, Mobile, Streaming

LIONSGATE+ streaming to be shut down in seven territories
Nov 3, 2022 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) has reported results for its second quarter ended September 30, 2022. Global streaming subscribers increased 52% Y-o-Y to 27.3 million. The Company has decided to close its LIONSGATE+ streaming business in seven international territories.
News categories: Lionsgate, Denmark, Digital TV, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Results, Spain, Streaming, Subscribers, Sweden, Worldwide