The SVOD platform has brought together a selection of premium entertainment which includes Arabic and Turkish series as well as Disney films.
Subscription video on demand (SVOD) platform StarzPlay has announced a new lineup of content during the month of Ramadan. The content consists of a mix of Starz Original series, Arabic and Turkish series, as well as a selection of Disney films.
StarzPlay Originals, Baghdad Central and Kingdoms of Fire have been added to the lineup. Baghdad Central, a six-part mini-series, is set amidst the chaos of American-occupied Baghdad in 2003 and follows Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter) who has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his two daughters safe.
Kingdoms of Fire chronicles the dynamic war of two worlds as the Ottomans strive to occupy Cairo. The show is set during a period when the Ottoman Empire decided to conquer the Arab territories in 1516.
Among the series, StarzPlay will show Kalabsh which follows Selim Al-Ansary, a morally conscious police officer who is talented at his job but is constantly criticised by those around him, even his mother and is perceived to be evil.
Hidden Worlds (Awalem Kafeya), features Hilal Kamal, a journalist who coincidentally finds the memoirs of an actress who is believed to have been murdered. The memoirs reveal the truth about her death, which urges Hilal to form a team to uncover the truth.
StarzPlay has also included cooking shows including Genius Kitchen by Fatafeet, that hosts several well-known chefs from the Arab world such as Manal Al Alem, Leyla Fathallah and Mohammad Orfali.
The Disney movies, which have been dubbed in Arabic, include Aladdin, The Lion King, Cars, The Jungle Book, Zootropolis and more.