Lionsgate Play

Starz launches Lionsgate Play into Malaysia as Asia expansion continues

US-based Starz has launched its direct-to-consumer streamer Lionsgate Play in Malaysia. The service, which debuted in India in 2019, will offer a library of Hollywood blockbusters, film franchises and first-to-Malaysia original series and box sets. Features include The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga and Now You See Me, as well as TV series such as […]

Asian streamer Lionsgate Play preps ‘Feels Like Home’ as originals expand

Asian streamer Lionsgate Play has unveiled its latest original, this time a coming-of-age series about four young men who move out of home for the first time. Feels Like Home, which is from Sidhanta Mathur (Little Things, Minus One) and his prodco Writeous Studio, chronicles the lives of the four men in their 20s and […]

Lionsgate Play appoints GM ahead of Philippines expansion

Starz and Lionsgate India’s South Asian streaming platform, Lionsgate Play, is to launch in the Philippines as it continues its expansion in the region. Cecilia Marino has been appointed as general manager to lead the business in the territory, and will report to Rohit Jain, MD South Asia and networks – emerging markets Asia, will […]

Starz streamer Lionsgate Play launches in Indonesia

US-based Starz has launched its DTC OTT app Lionsgate Play in Indonesia, further expanding the service’s presence in Asia. The streamer, which was until now only available in India, recently partnered with Indonesian telco firm Telkomsel ahead of roll-out, with subscribers gaining access to Lionsgate Play through multiple options ranging from data pack linked access and […]

Seizing scripted opportunities in India

Streamers are piling investment into India and invigorating local scripted content creation, but regulatory changes could change all that. Mark Layton speaks to producers and streamers about this giant market India is the world’s fastest-growing streaming market, with US SVOD giants trying to carve out a firm foothold in competition with established local leaders, in […]

Exclusive: Asia & Nordic commissioners on local content focus

Commissioners in Asia and the Nordics have both highlighted the importance of creating original content with a primary focus on audiences in the local region. Speaking on the latest TBI Talks yesterday, Rohit Jain, MD of Lionsgate South Asia and Networks – Emerging Markets Asia said that while the India-based streaming service Lionsgate Play has […]

Lionsgate Play partners with telco Telkomsel for Indonesian roll-out

Starz and Lionsgate India’s South Asian streaming platform Lionsgate Play has formed a strategic partnership with Indonesian telco firm Telkomsel ahead of the service’s roll-out in the country. Under the terms of the deal, Telkomsel subscribers will gain access to the streamer through multiple options ranging from data pack linked access and premium data bundle to […]

India’s Lionsgate Play unveils college drama ‘U-Special’ as second original series

Starz’s Indian streamer Lionsgate Play has announced its second original series, with college romance drama U-Special. Akarsh Khurana will serve as showunner, with Adhaar Khurana to direct, and featuring an ensemble cast led by Sumeet Vyas, Arjun Mathur and Parambrata Chatterjee. Production is set to begin this month. The series, with the working title of U-Special, […]

Lionsgate Play sets ‘Casual’ remake as first Indian original

Starz and Lionsgate India JV-streamer Lionsgate Play is partnering with Lionsgate Television for a remake of the latter’s US comedy-drama Casual, which will launch as its first Indian original series. Lionsgate Play landed in India last year and Casual will be the first show in a slate of original dramas, comedies, crime and action series […]

Starz hires former Hooq execs as Lionsgate Play expands into Indonesia

Starz has announced the expansion of its premium OTT platform Lionsgate Play into Indonesia. The Southeast Asian country becomes the latest to be added to Starz global footprint which currently includes 55 countries. Lionsgate Play is a joint-venture from Lionsgate India and Starz, and is currently only available in India. It offers access to a […]