In addition to Sky News Arabia, the platform will now live stream Al Arabiya, Al Hadath and Asharq News.
StarzPlay, the subscription video-on-demand platform, has revealed the inclusion of prominent news channels from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in its continuously growing news lineup. These channels consist of Al Arabiya, Al Hadath, and Asharq News.
Earlier this year, the platform made an announcement of securing a landmark agreement with Sky News Arabia, a pan-Arab news network, to broadcast its cutting-edge news content.
Al Arabiya, known for its comprehensive coverage of regional and international news, will bring timely news coverage from across the region to StarzPlay subscribers, while Al Hadath will provide in-depth analysis and insights on current events. Asharq News, the 24/7 multiplatform Arabic channel that includes daily programming from Asharq Business with Bloomberg, will offer StarzPlay subscribers access to its content, including up-to-date market information, economic analysis and insights into the latest political and business developments.
Speaking about the news channels, Danny Bates, Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder at StarzPlay, said: “Our goal at StarzPlay has always been to provide captivating content to our audience and the addition of the region’s leading news channels is a testament to this commitment. With these new additions, our subscribers across the region will be able to gain valuable perspectives on global financial markets, investments, and economic developments as well as an insight into the key developments across the Middle Eastern region and the world. We will continue to bolster our live-streaming line-up and look forward to adding more content in the times to come.”
Jamie Angus, Chief Operating Officer at Middle East News, the parent company of TV channels Al Arabiya and Al Hadath, added: “With an incredibly busy international news agenda, there’s never been a better time to add Al Arabiya and Al Hadath to StarzPlay. We have the most-trusted Arabic news channels in the world, and we want audiences to be able to find them wherever they are when news breaks. With StarzPlay, new audiences will be able to find trusted news alongside their regular entertainment and lifestyle content.”
Malek Obeid, Director of News Resources and Production at Asharq News, stated: “Asharq News is renowned for its unwavering commitment to in-depth news, financial and economic reporting, and quality content, including Asharq Business with Bloomberg’s dedicated daily programming which empowers audiences with access to global market data, insight and analysis. The addition of the award-winning Asharq News and Asharq Business with Bloomberg on StarzPlay extends our reach and ensures even more viewers can take advantage of Asharq News’ unrivalled perspectives on the events, topics and trends shaping our world today.”