STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, has partnered with Finyal Media, the regional production business specialised in podcast creation, to produce an Arabic podcast Series.
The announcement follows STARZPLAY’s increasing center of attention on Arabic content production on multiple digital mediums, having additionally introduced its first authentic content series previously this month.
STARZPLAY will collaborate with Finyal to produce a series of 12 episodes to be launched around the same time as the historic drama series ‘Vikings’ - the significantly acclaimed series from creator and sole author Michael Hirst depicting the notable stories of the lives and epic adventures of raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages. Titled ‘Vikings - The Nine Realms’, the podcast’s storyline revolves around the Norse Mythology of Vikings and will feature two weekly episodes.
Nadim Dada, Director of Content Acquisition, STARZPLAY, said: “With the developing quality of Arabic audio content on podcast channels in the region, STARZPLAY is glad to associate with Finyal Media to create the story of ‘The Nine Realms.’ This podcast significantly enhances STARZPLAY's present and ever-popular Viking themed content, permitting followers to go beyond the films and series and learn about the history and mythology of their favourite characters.
The partnership similarly underlines our dedication and center of attention towards Arabic content production as we proceed to provide unmatched content to our clients on more than one fronts.”
Leila Alanani, CEO of Finyal Media, said: “Podcasts are an extraordinary storytelling medium and we strongly agree with that Arabic language podcasts are a wonderful way to assist young people reconnect with the Arab world. We are excited to associate with STARZPLAY to provide special content for our Arab listeners.”
Available in 20 countries throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, with more than 10,000 hours of content such as premium movies, exclusive and Arabic series, STARZPLAY has additionally secured its area as the number one player in the MENA region.