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August 22, 2023

Global Streaming Platform STARZPLAY Launches Fantasy Sports Platform, Now Live on SKALE | SKALE

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STARZPLAY, in an industry-first move, has partnered with the SKALE blockchain network to roll out a sports streaming package that allows people to watch their favorite professional football games while competing for prizes on the mobile STARZPLAY app. The app went live on Saturday with the Italian Serie A kickoff weekend and was streamed to millions of viewers. The experience is enhanced with an invisible-to-users Web3 blockchain integration of NFTs and an in-game currency called $STARZ, all powered by the SKALE Blockchain. 

STARZPLAY chose SKALE, the worlds fastest blockchain as its blockchain partner because of SKALE's high throughput and zero-fee design is ideal for supporting a seamless user experience.

Italy’s Serie A league is the 8th largest sports league in the world by revenue and is followed globally. Fans will compete in games using NFTs of star players such as Christian Pulisic, Rafael Leão, Victor Osimhen, and Oliver Giroud on major globally recognized teams such as AC Milan, Juventus, Napoli, and Inter Milan. 

Alessandro Masaro, Chief Strategy Officer at STARZPLAY, emphasized the importance of this initiative, stating: “STARZPLAY’s success in MENA has been underpinned by a never-ending pursuit of innovation. STARZPLAY Fantasy Sports is the first-of-its-kind blockchain service in the region which will give customers a new dimension to engage with sports while competing to win incredible prizes. Our goal is to make STARZPLAY a hub for sports entertainment and provide users and rights’ holders with more opportunities to interact and build stronger and more valuable relationships. We believe this is the first step of a larger plan which will see STARZPLAY Fantasy Sports expand into other leagues and sports in the near future.”

Jack O'Holleran, CEO of SKALE Labs, also expressed excitement about the partnership, saying: "The merger of streaming TV and mobile for an interactive experience, combined with the power of Web3 and NFTs delivered in an easy-to-use and invisible manner to end-users, represents a huge leap forward in technological innovation. We're thrilled to be part of these groundbreaking technical movements with STARZPLAY, and we see endless possibilities for enhancing user engagement and transforming the entertainment landscape."

With the coupling of mobile phones and television with the SKALE blockchain network as the connective infrastructure, STARZPLAY is not merely advancing technology but crafting a personalized entertainment experience that changes how fans across MENA interact with live soccer games.

Fans can start playing STARZPLAY* Fantasy Sports now at https://games.starzplay.com/

*STARZPLAY is only available in the following regions: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian, Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen)

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