STARZ Play Scores 20th Century Fox Titles


DUBAI: STARZ Play has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to bring an array of movies and series to its streaming platform across 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Fox movies heading to include the horror feature The Hills Have Eyes 2 and action-comedy The Heat. The service will also add animated titles such as How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Croods, Epic and The Penguins of Madagascar. TV series being added to STARZ Play this December include the first five seasons of American Horror Story, the first two seasons of The Americans, the first four seasons of Homeland and season one of The Strain. Subscribers will gain access to the first season of Empire beginning in February.

Khaled Benchouche, the senior VP of programming and acquisition at STARZ Play, commented: “We are delighted to be working with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to bring its content to STARZ Play. This deal meets the rising demand for premium OTT titles and recognizes the unique opportunities available to the MENA region.”

“By providing a host of well-known titles such as the series How I Met Your Mother, American Horror Story, The Americans, The Strain, Sons of Anarchy, 24 and Homeland and movies, including A Good Day To Die Hard, The Wolverine and Turbo, our content library becomes even richer and more relevant to the region’s young population,” Benchouche continued.

“We are thrilled to have closed our first deal with STARZ Play and look forward to building upon our new partnership,” said Kristen Finney, the executive VP for Europe, Middle East and Africa at 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. “With its SVOD service available throughout 19 countries in the MENA region, STARZ Play will be the perfect SVOD home for audiences to further enjoy our television series and films.”