Danny Bates | STARZPLAY - CCO & Co-Founder

Danny brings more than 20 years’ experience to his role as CCO at STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service that streams to 20 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. He brings in-depth experience of the EMEA region’s Satellite Pay TV and Energy sectors. Prior to establishing STARZPLAY, he held the position of SVP Sales at OSN, responsible for the group’s revenue and sales across the MENA region. In the years spent at OSN, he held a number of roles including VP Customer Service & Operations, where he oversaw customer service, retention, customer operations, project management, analysis and planning. In his role as CCO, Danny leads Product and Business Development, planning and coordinating the implementation of business plans and the penetration of new markets. As co-founder he has helped take STARZPLAY to its market leading position, featured as a Middle East tech company to watch in the Financial Times ‘Future 25 List’ in 2019. Danny is a regular commentator in the print and broadcast media and a speaker at leading industry events on trends and developments impacting the sector. Originally from the UK, he resides in Dubai with his wife and three children.