StarzPlay displays Saudi Arabia’s 2022 viewing habits.

STARZPLAY | The most popular genres in Saudi Arabia continue to be comedy, anime, and Arabic drama, claims the report.

The 2022 Saudi audience watching patterns are revealed in a study by StarzPlay. According to the report, the most popular genres in the Kingdom were comedy, anime, and Arabic drama.

The Big Bang Theory, The Office, and Two and a Half Men are some of the most popular comedies, while Attack on Titan, Naruto, and Naruto Shippuden are the most popular anime series in the Kingdom. One Piece: Stampede, a new anime film on StarzPlay, broadens the anime category.

The most popular Turkish television shows this year among Saudi viewers are Ertugrul and Al Mo’asses Osman, while the newest seasons of Bab Al Hara and Daheeh are the most popular Arabic shows.

According to the survey, StarzPlay customers in Saudi Arabia experienced unique first-run theatrical releases including House of Gucci, Infinite, Last Seen Alive, and Clean this year in addition to action films like Hummingbird, Wild Card, Gringo, and Misfits. The Flash, Your Honour, Young Sheldon, The Good Doctor, and Mr Robot were among the popular shows that viewers in the Kingdom binge-watched.

Users of StarzPlay in Saudi Arabia enjoyed watching content on large displays, with 42% of the platform’s users using Smart TVs, followed by iOS and Android devices. This year, the sports genre performed exceptionally well on the site, with fans of the genre watching Serie A games, AEW wrestling, Cricket Cups, and UFC fights.

Nadim Dada, VP of Programming and Content Acquisition at StarzPlay, commented on the report, saying: “Saudi Arabia continues to be one of our top markets, and our platform has seen phenomenal growth this year. While anime, comedy, and Arabic drama continue to be popular genres with our audience, we also noticed a rise in interest in live sporting events this year, which has greatly helped to solidify our position as the premier sports platform in the MENA area.

We look forward to expanding our market presence as we keep innovating to deliver the finest sports and entertainment to our Saudi fans. StarzPlay has created a unique value-added offer just for its Saudi subscribers in honour of the 92nd Saudi National Day.

On Saudi National Day, every new subscriber who uses a bank credit or debit card to sign up through the starzplay.com website will receive a vast selection of programmes for just 9.2 SAR ($2.45) each month, VAT included. Customers may take advantage of this deal for as long as their membership is active and watch StarzPlay content.

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