STARZPLAY partners with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia to strengthen regional growth

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; March 29, 2021: STARZPLAY, MENA region’s leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, has further strengthened its regional presence through its partnership with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia to offer STARZPLAY services at no additional cost alongside select Virgin Mobile plans.  

Virgin Mobile KSA users can now enjoy STARZPLAY’s incredible library of blockbuster content for 3-months, 6-months, or more, with select Virgin Mobile packages. Available at no additional cost, users can get easy access to a wide range of Arabic and Hollywood movies, popular Arabic and English TV shows as well as an impressive line-up of original content, documentaries, and kid’s entertainment. 

Danny Bates, Chief Commercial Officer, STARZPLAY, said: “Saudi Arabia is one of our key strategic markets, and as MENA region’s leading entertainment service provider we constantly look for opportunities to deliver our quality content in the most easy and convenient manner for more people. Consumers today look for simple and quick ways to access video streaming apps and by bundling our services with the leading telecom company in Saudi Arabia, we are reiterating our commitment to providing flexible and secured access to our content portfolio. We are proud of this new partnership and are confident that Virgin Mobile users benefit from the value-add to enjoy STARZPLAY’s premium entertainment.”

Yaarob Al Sayegh, CEO, Virgin Mobile KSA, said: “We are committed to making mobile better in Saudi Arabia and providing our customers with even more of what they want by listening to their feedback.  Offering flexibility and choice to our customers is absolutely key to our offering. Our new Digital Plans with STARZPLAY allow customers the opportunity to enjoy exciting new content from one of the fastest 5G networks in the Kingdom. We are transforming the customer experience in mobile through our Digital First Strategy. This gives customers more control and a wider choice of options. Virgin Mobile customers can enjoy a seamless STARZPLAY experience with HD Video, while saving money and enjoying the convenience of managing everything from their Virgin Mobile Wallet.”

Virgin Mobile is the first operator in Saudi Arabia to bundle specific monthly plans with STARZPLAY.  Virgin plans to use the premium video streaming service to attract new customers and improve retention.  The new partnership makes it easier than ever for customers to onboard to STARZPLAY through simply downloading the Virgin Mobile App and choosing an eligible Plan.   Alternatively, users can select it as an add-on to any plan for only SAR 40 through their Virgin Mobile Wallet. 

STARZPLAY offers incredible entertainment for the whole family featuring thousands of premium titles, such as original hit shows like Baghdad Central, Power, Outlander and Spartacus, and much-loved classic shows such as The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy, plus the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and the freshest Arabic content. The platform also recently announced two add-on channels discovery+ and UFC. Subscribers can enjoy Discovery’s wide range of exclusive content on the platform as well as UFC Live events along with an extensive VOD content library of previous fights, shows, interviews, and special content such as Dana White’s Contender Series.

With more than 10,000 hours of premium content including blockbuster moviesexclusive 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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