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UK Screenings: Lionsgate shoots for the Starz

Two high-profile Starz offerings and an OWN drama highlight Lionsgate’s slate, which is benefiting from the trailblazing success of prior dramas such as The White Princess US studio Lionsgate is quickly becoming a staple in the UK Screenings circuit and has three high-profile dramas on offer for buyers this year – two of them originating […]

Starz boosts Lionsgate earnings as it expands into Canada

Lionsgate earnings topped Wall Street projections for Q3, due in large part to the success of its premium channel Starz – which is expanding into Canada in March. The studio reported earnings of $22.9m, or 10 cents a share, when analysts had forecast 9 cents a share. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer pinned this down to […]

Harlots finds UK home on Starzplay

Lionsgate’s Starzplay SVOD has swooped in to air Hulu drama Harlots in the UK. The 8 x 60-minute second series of the Monumental Television-produced period drama, which is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is to debut on the SVOD, which is available via Amazon Channels and Virgin Media. The new series will launch on […]

Starzplay to launch on Virgin Media later this month

Lionsgate-owned Starz has partnered with Virgin Media to make its Starzplay streaming service available to the UK operator’s TV customers. Starzplay will be available to Virgin TV customers for £4.99 (US$6.50) per month and is due to launch on the Virgin platform on November 29. The subscription video-on-demand offering will feature Starz series like Vida, […]

MIPCOM 2018: The Inside Scoop

FAANG, Endemol and Comcast were front of mind for delegates at a lively MIPCOM market, which appeared to be in rude health despite studios such as Sony believed to be weighing up their future in Cannes. While a quieter MIPTV in April tends to skew perceptions of the drama-focused MIPCOM – which ran from October […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: The Rook

Distributor: Lionsgate Producer: Lionsgate, Liberty Global Broadcaster: Starz (US), Liberty Global (Europe, LatAm) Concept: A woman with extreme amnesia looks to uncover the paranormal forces that want her dead Lionsgate and Liberty Global’s paranormal spy thriller The Rook centers on a woman who wakes up in a park with complete amnesia, unable to remember her […]

Lionsgate stock jumps amid Amazon takeover speculation

Lionsgate stock has jumped by 7.6% following speculation around a potential takeover by Amazon. The studio’s stock closed at US$24.39 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday (September 28), up $1.73, after investor John Kornitzer – the fourth-largest holder of Class A shares in the Orange Is The New Black (pictured) studio – suggested the […]

Starz adds Netflix, Lionsgate execs to top team

Starz, a Lionsgate company, has added Netflix’s Darren Nielson and Lionsgate’s Jeff Cooke to its International Digital Networks team. Nielson (pictured) will join as senior VP of distribution and business development. Based in the company’s Santa Monica office, he will lead this element of the business for the Starz-branded digital and linear services and channels. […]

Starzplay to launch branded channels in France, Italy & Spain

Lionsgate-owned subscription video-on-demand service Starzplay has struck agreements to launch branded channels in France, Italy and Spain following its earlier launches in the UK and Germany. “We’re pleased to report a strong quarter with continued robust free cash flow and solid contributions from all of our businesses,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer as the company […]

Lionsgate inks first-look deal with faith-based trio

Lionsgate has signed a multi-platform film and TV first-look deal with Andrew and Jon Erwin and producing partner Kevin Downes, to serve its faith-based programming. As part of the multi-year agreement, the Erwin Brothers and Downes will develop, produce and direct feature films and television programming for the company under their newly-created Kingdom banner. The […]

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