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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 […]

Lionsgate strikes deal with Dear White People’s Simien

Lionsgate has unveiled an overall deal with Justin Simien, creator, writer and producer of feature film turned comedy drama TV series Dear White People (the TV series was produced by Lionsgate for Netflix). Under the terms of the deal, Simien will develop and produce original programming for the Lionsgate Television Group. “We’re thrilled to expand […]

Stan & Lionsgate strike multi-year content deal

Australian streamer Stan and Lionsgate have a new licensing agreement that will bring a robust slate of upcoming Starz original series and hundreds of hours of additional Lionsgate and Starz premium programming to the service. With the move, Stan becomes the Australian home of Starz Originals. The agreement marks the latest step in the continued […]

Lionsgate takes majority stake in 3 Arts

Lionsgate has acquired a majority stake in talent management and production company 3 Arts Entertainment. The transaction is effective immediately and creates a platform which combines a global distribution infrastructure, production capabilities and developed talent partnerships. With the move, 3 Arts will continue to operate under the leadership of its partners with an operating board. […]

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