STARZPLAY Becomes the First Pakistani Streaming Platform to Launch a Local Production Studio

Karachi, January 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): STARZPLAY by Cinepax, Pakistan’s leading streaming service, has taken a big step towards becoming the first streaming platform to launch its very own production studio. The state-of-the-art air-conditioned studio with grids and other support services will be a top-notch facility, centrally located in Karachi.

On the launch of STARZPLAY’s production studio Arif Baig Mohammed, Chairman of Cinepax said, “We at STARZPLAY couldn’t be more proud and excited to announce the launch of our very own production studio. Pakistan is full of talent and potential and we are proud to have a streaming service that enables a platform. Being the most widely accessible streaming service in Pakistan, we have experienced considerable growth in streaming numbers and viewership counts.”

In 2019, STARZPLAY had released their first original production titled ‘Kaash Keh’, a collection of short dramas with a common theme addressing taboo topics in Pakistan. The same year, STARZPLAY also hosted its very own short film festival where more than 3,000 filmmakers from around the world participated, making it Pakistan’s biggest short film competition.

Currently, STARZPLAY is hosting the Caravan Film Festival 2021 in collaboration with Shamoon Abbasi. Talking about the festival, Shamoon Abbasi said, “Caravan Film Festival 2021 is proud to collaborate with STARZPLAY and this association will surely help encourage aspiring filmmakers and creators to enter mainstream media and reach a wider audience.”

“STARZPLAY has a special category for our Pakistani indie filmmakers where they can showcase their work on their app and website, which is a great step towards promoting local talent. Caravan and STARZPLAY are going to work on exclusive Pakistani content and empower independent filmmakers to produce more content,” he added.

STARZPLAY launched its operations in 2018 and within a short span of two years, has enabled direct carrier billings with top Mobile operators Jazz, Telenor, Ufone, and PTCL to provide convenient payment options to millions of subscribers in Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Cinepax Cinemas
The Ocean Mall, Two Talwar Karachi, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-CINEPAX (246 372)

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