STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in the MENA region, is marking International Women’s Day with a particularly curated variety of female-centric content that celebrates women empowerment. The platform’s female viewership has been constantly growing since the end of 2019, reflecting STARZPLAY’s dedication to cater to all viewer segments, which includes women.
Pitch Perfect 3 celebrates “girl power” as the Bellas discover themselves split apart and discovering there are not job prospects for their sort of music. But when they reunite for a tour, the excellent nerds will set out to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one final time. Directed by Trish Sie, the musical comedy stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow.
And in the fantastical worlds of Disney, the stunning Maleficent (played by Angeline Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom, and when an invading army threatens the land, she rises to emerge as its fiercest protector. She engages in an epic war with the invading king's successor, then curses his newborn daughter, Aurora, realizing only later that the baby holds the key to peace in the kingdom.
From Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola comes the historic biopic Marie Antoinette which follows the beautiful Queen of France who grew to be a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th-century monarchy. Feeling isolated in a royal court rife with scandal and intrigue, Marie Antoinette defied both royalty and commoners alike, and paid for it with her life.
Female audiences who choose a longer format for evenings of binge-watching can select from a vast range of shows with stories that resonate with them via strong female leads. From the super-heroic adventures of Super Girl to the historic romantic drama The White Queen, a STARZ unique series, and its sequel, The White Princess. And staying in the world of royalty, another STARZ unique series, viewers can delve into the world of The Spanish Princess, the story of Catherine of Aragon, the Princess of Spain.
Meanwhile Vida, a STARZ original series, follows two Mexican American sisters who could not be more unique or distanced from each other, and are confronted by the previous and shocking truth about their mother's identity. Subscribers can binge-watch the first two seasons, presently available on the platform. And in Sweetbitter we follow the story of Tess, who shortly after arriving in NYC, lands a job at a downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drinking, love and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon.
Available in 20 countries throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, with more than 10,000 hours of content which includes premium movies, exclusive and Arabic series, STARZPLAY has additionally secured its place as the number one player in the MENA region.