Variety – Starz Play Arabia Secures New Funding to Fuel Expansion Beyond Middle East

Eastern Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia are the first targets for expansion beyond the MENA region.

July 11, 2017

‘Subscription streamer Starz Play Arabia, the first Starz-branded OTT service outside the U.S., is planning to expand beyond the Middle East and North Africa on the back of a second round of funding that pushes total investment in the service to $125 million since its inception two years ago.

Starz Play Arabia – which launched in April 2015, beating Netflix to the punch in the fast-growing region – announced the funding increase Tuesday.’

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