Discovery & StarzPlay Launch discovery+ in MENA


Discovery Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with StarzPlay to bring the discovery+ subscription streaming service to the MENA region.

Through the deal, StarzPlay subscribers in MENA can now watch discovery+ content within a dedicated branded area across all StarzPlay platforms. The service features a range of exclusive content, including original series across lifestyle and relationships, home and food, true crime, paranormal, adventure and natural history, science and tech and the environment, and many documentaries.

In MENA, discovery+ subscribers will have access to new content added monthly, featuring franchises such as Shark Week, MythBusters, Gold Rush, Expedition Unknown, House Hunters International, 90 Day Fiancé, NASA’s Unexplained Files and Say Yes to the Dress. Among the discovery+ originals that will be available are The Impossible RowAmy Schumer Learns to Cook (Uncensored) and JonBenet Ramsey: What Really Happened? Further, discovery+ will offer programs from the home of Arabic cooking, Fatafeat, along with a collection of environmental programming with access to BBC’s natural history library, including Planet Earth and Blue Planet.

discovery+ will be available through StarzPlay in 18 countries and territories across MENA.

Kasia Kieli, president and managing director in EMEA for Discovery Inc, said: “The launch of discovery+ across MENA represents a major step toward adding 18 additional countries and territories to the global expansion of the platform, giving customers options to access the content that they love and have come to expect from Discovery.”

Maaz Sheikh, CEO and co-founder of StarzPlay, said: “The unprecedented growth of online streaming has driven the need for compelling content that provides value for subscribers. We have built strategic partnerships to offer our subscribers more online content and varied choices We are confident that the discovery+ add on will be welcomed by the MENA audience and we look forward to growing this partnership further.”