Thursday 27 January 2022

StarzPlay, Discovery partner to offer GOLFTV add-on

DUBAI, 14 days ago

StarzPlay, a leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, has joined forces with Discovery, the global leader in real life entertainment, to bring add-on channel GOLFTV to subscribers.

StarzPlay has been building up its live sports catalogue for some of the most popular sports in the region like football and cricket and with golf and rugby, the platform is making access to the niche sports category easy and convenient for all the golf and rugby lovers in the region.

GOLFTV, part of Discovery, will be available as a stand-alone channel on StarzPlay for $9.99 while all existing and potential StarzPlay subscribers who have a StarzPlay subscription can enjoy the new add-on free for one year.

Danny Bates, Chief Commercial Officer, StarzPlay, said: “We have witnessed impressive success in launching and live streaming sporting events such as UFC, the epic football tournament AFC Asian Qualifiers for FIFA World Cup 2022, rugby and ICC T20 Cricket World Cup, and we are proud to expand our portfolio of live sporting events to include golf. The Discovery Inc. add-on GOLFTV on StarzPlay will bring the incredible sport closer to millions of fans in the Mena region.

“Besides prestigious live tournaments like Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship, The Memorial Tournament, BMW Championship, Tour Championship and many others, our platform also offers previous championship games keeping our subscribers engaged and closer to their favourite players. We aim to strengthen our sports portfolio by offering more choices.”

Francesco Perta, Senior Business Development and Distribution Director, MEA, Turkey and Northeast Europe, Discovery, said: “We are happy to broaden our current discovery+ partnership with StarzPlay by adding GOLFTV to their platform. Discovery Inc.’s GOLFTV offers an impressive catalogue featuring live content, highlights and on demand features for all tournaments. We are confident that our partnership will support in expanding the reach of golf in the region.”

Golf TV standalone package is available for $9.99.  StarzPlay subscribers will be able to watch Golf TV without any extra cost, as part of their current package. – TradeArabia News Service


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