Danny Bates


CCO & Co-Founder | STARZPLAY

Danny brings more than 20 years’ experience to his role as CCO at STARZPLAY, the subscription video on demand service that streams to 19 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. He brings in-depth experience of the EMEA region’s Satellite Pay TV and Energy sectors. Prior to establishing STARZ PLAY, he held the positions 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 the commercial and product development functions, ensuring that his team identify and execute the services that customers demand. He is responsible for Product and Business Development, planning and coordinating the implementation of business plans and the penetration of new markets.