WESTIN MINA SEYAHI / DUBAI / UAE

20+ speakers / 1000s
of connections / 17+ awards
celebrating 10 years

02 February 2021
https://broadcastpromeawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/maaz-320x320.jpg
CEO and Co-Founder | STARZPLAY

Maaz Sheikh


Maaz Sheikh is the CEO and Co-Founder of STARZPLAY (www.starzplay.com), MENA’s leading video streaming service that is based out of Dubai and delivers its service from Marrakesh to Karachi across 21 countries in 5 languages.

Prior to starting STARZPLAY, Maaz was the COO at OSN where he led the company through industry consolidation and growth phase from 2005 to 2014. Before OSN, Maaz spent over a decade in Silicon Valley building two start-ups – Virtela Communications, which was eventually sold to NTT and StorePerform Technologies, which was acquired by JD Software. Maaz started his career as an engineer with Sprint Corp.

Since its inception in 2014, STARZPLAY has raised over $125M in funding from Lionsgate, State Street Capital Group, and SEQ Capital. In 2019, IHS Markit recognised STARZPLAY as MENA region’s #1 streaming service in terms of subscribers and revenue – ahead of any global and local service. Over the course of 5 years, STARZPLAY has received numerous industry awards and recognitions including being recognised by Financial Times as one of the ‘Top 25 tech companies to watch out for.’

Maaz is a regular contributor in the media industry publications and events. He was named CEO magazine’s ‘Media CEO of the Year’ in 2019. He has been recognised in the ‘GCC 100 – Inspiring Leaders’ and ‘DXB 100 – Influential People Helping Shape the Emirate.’

Maaz has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Kansas.



  • Make

    Connection

    Follow us


    2020

    Event Sponsors


    ASSOCIATE SPONSORS



    KNOWLEDGE PARTNER


    SILVER SPONSORS



    NETWORKING SPONSORS






    ENDORSED BY


    Media Partner


    ORGANISED BY

  • Event Sponsors

    Thank you to all our amazing partners and sponsors for your support


    Associate Sponsor

    Ateme




    Associate Sponsor

    ZEE




    KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

    Diversified




    Silver Sponsor

    Lawo




    Silver Sponsor

    Shure




    Networking Sponsor

    Bitmovin




    NETWORKING SPONSOR

    Eutelsat




    NETWORKING SPONSOR

    Irdeto




    Networking Sponsor

    7 Production




    Networking Sponsor

    Synamedia




    Endorsed by

    ASBU




    Media Partner

    BroadcastPro ME




    ORGANISED BY

    CPI Trade Media



    Twitter

    @BroadcastProME - 16 hours

    Choueiri secures exclusive ad rights to five of Zee’s premium channels @ZeeTVME…

    @BroadcastProME - 21 hours

    US-Iranian actress Yara Shahidi to produce new TV series for ABC Signature @YaraShahidi…

    @BroadcastProME - 21 hours

    Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital combine as Allente Digital

    RSS RSS