StarzPlay brings Japanese anime to MENA

StarzPlay has signed a multi-year agreement with Japanese anime providers TV Tokyo, adding over a thousand episodes of anime content to its library for subscribers across the MENA region.

Maaz Sheikh, co-founder and CEO StarzPlay, said: “Our partnership with TV Tokyo to bring some of the most popular anime series establishes Starzplay as the true home in the region for anime. Over the last few years, the region has witnessed increased demand for anime, and we are bringing nothing but the best of content that anime fans in the region will love. For first-timers who want to know all about anime or for seasoned viewers who want to revisit the excitement this genre provides, we have them covered with our new programming that shows our commitment to provide compelling content that appeals to all.”

The anime content includes such popular productions as “Naruto” and its sequel “Naruto Shippuden,” “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” and “Fruits Basket.”

TV TOKYO Corporation is a Tokyo-based broadcaster of general entertainment that operates a national FTA network known for its strength in programming for youth and young adults, animation in particular. It is a leading exporter of Japanese television content.