Starzplay Pakistan Package’s includes 21 hours of true crime content, 31 hours of educational documentaries, and 23 hours from Espresso’s science and space catalogue.
Starzplay in Pakistan has struck a factual content deal with Espresso Media International for more than 100 titles to help launch a new dedicated documentary section on the streamer.
The 150-hour package covers genres ranging from crime and environmental stories to sports and social issues documentaries, with titles including Big Sonia (1 x 52-minute), exploring what it means to be a survivor, over 75 years since Sonia’s stay at Auschwitz and later liberation from Bergen-Belsen.
Other titles include: My Beautiful Stutter (1 x 52-minute), executive-produced by Paul Rudd, and following the stories of five kids who stutter; Eating Up Easter (1 x 53-minutes), a character-led documentary exploring how the environment of Rapa Nui is suffering due to tourism, globalisation and trash; and Swim Team (1 x 52-minutes), in which a diverse range of autistic young people form a competitive swim team.
The package also includes 21 hours of true crime content, 31 hours of educational documentaries, and 23 hours from Espresso’s science and space catalogue.
“We couldn’t be prouder that Starzplay has chosen Espresso’s catalogue from which to launch their documentary offering, with 100 titles curated to span multiple genres of our content and birth their factual state, especially given their popularity as Pakistan’s most rapidly growing streaming service,” said Jess Reilly, head of sales and acquisitions at Espresso.
Starzplay In Pakistan launched as a joint venture between Cinepax, a Pakistani cinema chain and Lionsgate’s StarzPlay Arabia. Pakistan is the first country outside the MENA region where the service is available.
Starzplay by Cinepax has gained recognition as the fastest-growing streaming service in Pakistan. The service offers Convenient payment methods (Telenor, Ufone, Credit card, Vouchers) and streaming in 4K and Full HD on multiple devices. StarzPlay has a library of acquired content from the United States, United Kingdom, India, Pakistan and a few other countries.
Originally published at Television Business International