Kuwait - 1st July 2019: VIVA, Kuwait's fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, launched the Direct Carrier Billing with STARZPLAY, the region’s leading SVOD (subscription on demand) entertainment platform. The new service allows VIVA’s postpaid and prepaid customers to purchase movies and TV shows without a credit card. All purchases will be charged directly to customers’ monthly bills or prepaid accounts, providing a convenient an easy and faster payment option. A signing ceremony was held recently at VIVA headquarters on between VIVA and STARZPLAY.
Commenting on the partnership, Ms. Haneen Al-Fulaij, Acting Chief Consumer Officer at VIVA said: “We strive at VIVA to provide our customers with the latest products and services, thus we built this partnership with STARZPLAY to come up with an innovative service that offers ease and convenience.”
Danny Bates, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder at STARZPLAY, added: “This latest tie-up with VIVA demonstrates three things – our commitment to the Kuwait market, our unswerving focus on the customer and the importance of partnerships for STARZPLAY as a business as we continue to expand across the MENA region and beyond.” He added: “We look forward to working closely with VIVA to ensure we are providing its customers with exactly what they are looking for – unrivalled content with flexible payment options, making their lives easier.”
STARZPLAY is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service that streams thousands of blockbuster Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, kid's entertainment and same-day-as-the-US series – plus dedicated Arabic and Bollywood content – to 21 countries across the Middle East and North Africa.
It utilizes advanced technology to provide a premium viewing experience with full HD and 4K content sourced from some of the most important studios in the entertainment business, such as 20th Century Fox, CBS, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Showtime, Sony, Starz, Universal and Warner Bros. STARZPLAY also delivers amazing value – for a low monthly fee subscribers can enjoy unlimited ad-free access to a wide choice of entertainment. Developed exclusively for the MENA region, STARZPLAY features one-click Arabic subtitling plus Arabic and French audio options.
Additionally, the service allows customers to watch anytime, anywhere on an iOS or Android device, supports Mac and Windows browsers, and streams via Apple TV, Chromecast, a PS4 console or directly to a Samsung smart TV. Available on regional IPTV services, STARZPLAY is continually adding support for numerous other gaming and smart devices, and allows downloads for offline playback. For the ultimate convenience STARZPLAY also offers new subscribers a free trial as well as abroad range of payment methods including credit card and mobile operator billing, with a ‘no contracts – cancel anytime’ proposition.
To find out more, customers can follow VIVA’s official platforms on social media, visit one of VIVA’s stores, or VIVA’s official website at www.viva.com.kw , or access round the clock assistance from team of specialists available on the VIVA’s customer care line 102.