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Starz Play launches
video streaming services
Exclusive distributor Ivy Circle signs deal with Alfa
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Starz Play, a provider of subscription video on demand (SVOD) services, has launched its operations in Lebanon.

The company, which offers its video streaming service in 19 countries across the Middle East and North Africa, will provide Hollywood and local Arabic TV shows and movies as well as kids’ entertainment. It will also stream content from Starz Original Series and same-time-as-U.S. series.

Ivy Circle, the representative of Starz Play and the exclusive distributor of its services in Lebanon, has signed a deal with mobile operator Alfa Telecom to provide Starz Play streaming services, said Imad Tarabay, CEO of Ivy Circle. The company previously signed similar contracts with Mobi and Terranet which have already carried out a soft launch, he said.

Ivy Circle is involved in technical and commercial activities to ensure the distribution of the streaming content of Starz Play content, which is a competitor to Netflix, Tarabay said.

Starz Play offers access to more than 10,000 hours of content for $5.99 per month. Users can stream content anytime from various devices such as smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, Android TVs, and Apple TVs.

Starz Play, which launched in 2014, is affiliated with U.S.-based cable and satellite television network Starz.
Reported by Shikrallah Nakhoul
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2019
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