New Streaming Service, ARISEPLAY, Goes Live Worldwide Sunday


•Gets $100m seed funding for ARISE original productions

Segun James

Africa’s leading media and luxury brand, ARISE MEDIA GROUP, will on Sunday launch a new streaming service, ARISEPLAY, which will boast of a bold new identity, showcasing the best in worldwide entertainment from Hollywood to Nollywood.

“It will feature all of ARISE’s industry-leading original productions,” a statement from the group signed by its Brand and Marketing Lead, Sakina Renneye, said last night.

The service, it said, would ride on the back of an ongoing $100million seed funding being raised through venture capital firms, adding that with its exclusive agreement with the likes of SONY Pictures, FilmOne and other independent producers, it will ensure its subscribers get to see the best content from both sides of the Atlantic, all at the ease of their fingertips.

It promised never before seen exclusives, including an all-access pass to all the behind-the-scene actions and interviews in the run-up to the release of some of the world’s biggest movies.

“This distinctive streaming service will be combined with linear channels in the UK, Europe and Africa, which will enable the unparalleled delivery of hundreds of titles in different categories that include blockbusters, TV series, kids programming, comedy, live entertainment, as well as the best in Fashion, Music and much more,” the group said.
It explained that in the Playroom, described as the place where “the stars come out to play”, subscribers will be able to engage with some of the biggest names in music and comedy, and listen to some of their current as well as yet-to-be-released productions.

It said ARISEPLAY has been carefully curated for a discerning global audience that is looking for exciting, sharp and sagacious viewing choices that are not available elsewhere.

“The ARISEPLAY App has been designed using best-in-class algorithms and AI technology that will automatically determine the options that suit each subscriber’s profile, alert them when there is new content, provide special playback options and optimised viewing to limit the amount of data required to stream. We are also offering a 30-day free trial to give our subscribers a chance to experience the magic,” the group stated.

Saying ARISEPLAY will bring the best of the world entertainment to its subscribers’ devices and platforms, it advised them to visit or download the app on the IOS, Google and Apple stores.