STARZ Play Ties Up with NBCU


DUBAI: STARZ Play and NBCUniversal International Distribution have inked a new deal that brings a number of popular TV box sets, U.S. series and movies to the streaming service across the MENA region.

The additions include series such as Mr. Robot and Bates Motel, along with box sets of 12 Monkeys and Heroes. STARZ Play subscribers will also be able to watch both seasons of Shades of Blue. The deal with NBCUniversal also brings a number of popular feature films to the service. These include titles such as Luc Besson’s Lucy, The Bourne Legacy, The Purge and Despicable Me.

Maaz Sheikh, CEO of STARZ Play, said: “NBCUniversal is known to cater to a broad audience and we are delighted to announce our deal with such a reputable studio. From the Fast and the Furious films—Universal Pictures’ biggest franchise of all time—to the Jurassic Park movies, Universal Pictures delivers some of the most popular titles in the world of cinematography.”

He continued: “This new arrangement is about adding more to STARZ Play’s rich library of blockbuster Hollywood movies, current U.S. TV series, documentaries and children’s entertainment. It also presents a remarkable opportunity that allows us to continue to meet our customers’ requests.”

Belinda Menendez, the president of NBCUniversal International Distribution and networks, said: “From compelling and critically acclaimed TV series to blockbuster films, our diverse portfolio offers something for everyone, and we are delighted to partner with STARZ Play to bring our high-quality content to their viewers in the region.”