STARZPLAY strengthens its Turkish content portfolio, announces partnership with leading content distributors


STARZPLAY, MENA region’s leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, has partnered with leading distributors to bring the best Turkish content for viewers across the Middle East and North Africa region. 


The platform has joined forces with MISTCO, an international brand management and content distribution agency and Calinos, the Istanbul headquartered Turkish company that distributes Turkish series, movies and television programmes across international platforms, to stream the very best of Turkish entertainment.  


With these partnerships, STARZPLAY subscribers will have exclusive access to the most popular Turkish series of all time. From Resurrection: Ertugrul to The Innocents, Our Story and Filinta, STARZPLAY will bring fans of Turkish entertainment all the exciting series to binge-watch this season. All the titles will be dubbed in Arabic with English subtitles.


Nadim Dada, VP Content Acquisitions, STARZPLAY, said: “The demand for quality Turkish series dubbed in Arabic hasn’t really changed in our region, especially when it comes to smart and compelling stories. This is why we at STARZPLAY have partnered with globally recognised content distributors MISTCO and Calinos to bring some of the best stories for our subscribers. Through these partnerships, we will gain access to a vast selection of popular TV shows and also introduce new and exclusive content to our region. With Ramadan approaching, we are confident that these new stories will be a popular household addition.”


Mahmut IpsirlI, Chairman MISTCO commented: “We are proud to partner with the leading SVOD service-STARZPLAY who will further enable us to reach a significant number of viewers across the region. We are excited to bring them the most diverse Turkish catalogue to date and we look forward to our continued collaboration with STARZPLAY.” 


Fırat Gülgen, Calinos Entertainment's CEO, added: “At Calinos we take pride to bring incredible Turkish entertainment to international platforms. We have seen an increasing interest towards Turkish content from various countries and we are thrilled to partner with MENA region’s leading streaming platform STARZPLAY. The platform’s strong presence in the region will certainly help us take Turkish content to newer audiences.”


STARZPLAY offers incredible entertainment for the whole family featuring thousands of premium titles, such as original hit shows like Baghdad Central, Power, Outlander and Spartacus, and much-loved classic shows like The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy, plus the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and the freshest Arabic content. The platform also recently announced two add-on channels discovery+ and UFC. Subscribers can enjoy Discovery’s wide range of exclusive content on the platform as well as UFC Live events along with an extensive VOD content library of previous fights, shows, interviews, and special content such as Dana White’s Contender Series.