Disney+ Streaming Service Launches Operations in 16 Middle East, North African Countries

Disney+ on June 9 officially launched subscription streaming video operations in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Walt Disney Co.-owned SVOD service — which ended the most recent fiscal period with 137.7 million subscribers, including more than 50 million in India — launched service in the United States in November 2019.

Subscribers will be able to access up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on as many as 10 devices, and the ability to set up seven different profiles. Parents also will be able to set children profiles so that they can only access age-appropriate content.

Disney+ will expand into select Eastern European countries on June 14.

The pricing structure for Disney+ in the Middle East and Africa:

Market Currency MONTHLY ANNUAL
       
Algeria DZD 399.99 3998.99
Bahrain USD 8.99 88.99
Egypt EGP 49.99 498.99
Iraq IQD 4999.99 49998.99
Jordan JOD 2.99 28.99
Kuwait USD 8.99 88.99
Lebanon USD 4.49 43.99
Libya USD 2.99 28.99
Morocco MAD 33.99 328.99
Oman USD 8.99 88.99
Palestine USD 6.99 68.99
Qatar QAR 29.99 298.99
Saudi Arabia SAR 29.99 298.99
Tunisia USD 3.49 33.99
UAE AED 29.99 298.99
Yemen USD 2.99 28.99

 

Starzplay Available Through Apple TV in Middle East, North Africa

Starzplay, Starz’s video-on-demand streaming service, is now available to customers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, and select Samsung and LG smart TVs.

The service offers Hollywood and Arabic movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids’ entertainment and original content. Customers in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt can sign up for a seven-day free trial and subscribe directly to Starzplay on the Apple TV app for $11 per month (prices vary by region).

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“Online streaming in the region is growing faster than ever,” Danny Bates, CCO and co-founder at Starzplay, said in a statement. “As the region’s leading video streaming service, we constantly look for innovative avenues to offer quality content to hungry audiences. Offering Starzplay through Apple TV channels will open up a whole new customer base and further drive the growth of the video streaming market in MENA. We are proud to be the first major content partner for Apple TV channels in the MENA region and look forward to unveiling more compelling content on the platform.”

Subscribers through Apple TV channels can watch online on demand or watch offline downloads of on the Apple TV app. With Family Sharing, up to six friends or family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using just their Apple ID and password.