Asian on-demand service reaches for Starz

Asian SVOD platform iflix has acquired shows such as The White Queen and Black Sails (pictured) from US cable firm Starz’s digital distribution division. The deal, which also includes the likes of Spartacus, was scored with Starz Digital and comes as iflix attempts to establish itself as Southeast Asia’s premiere VOD service. “Our partnership with Starz […]

Stan feels Power, adds Ash

Australian subscription on-demand service Stan has bought Starz series such as Power and the upcoming Ash Vs Evil Dead. The deal for the aforementioned shows and ballet drama Flesh & Bone are exclusive and represent a debut in the market for the trio. Stan made the first two episodes and all of season one of […]

Shomi bags premium Starz shows

Upcoming Canadian SVOD service Shomi has acquired a package of premium shows from Starz Digital Media, the on-demand licensing arm of US network Starz. The deal includes New York crime drama Power, which rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson executive produces, LeBron James’ upcoming basketball-themed comedy Survivor’s Remorse, pirate drama Black Sails, David S. Goyer’s Da […]

Spartacus launches on Amazon in Germany

Amazon has acquired swords and sandals drama Spartacus for its Prime Instant Video streaming service in Germany. The series originally went out on premium cable net Starz in the US and was recently acquired by basic cable channel Syfy. It is produced and distributed by Starz, which cut the German deal. The agreement covers the […]

Spartacus making basic cable debut on Syfy

Syfy has acquired all three seasons of swords-and-sandals series Spartacus and its launch on the NBCUniversal-owned net will mark the first time it has been available on basic cable. The show debuted on premium cable net Starz, which also produced it, and Starz’ distribution arm sells the series and cut the deal with Syfy. It […]

News brief: Starz making US version of Italian mob series

US cable net Starz has greenlit a local version of Italian mob drama Romanzo Criminale. The Italian series was made by Cattleya for Sky Italia. Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight will serve as showrunner and Lionsgate will produce. Former ABC boss Steve McPherson will exec produce. The US version of the show will move the […]

Starz making new drama series Gringo

US cable net Starz is developing Gringo, a one-hour drama series based on the non-fiction book The Shadow Catcher. The book was written by U.S. Immigration Officer Hipolito Acosta and chronicles is work in customs enforcement and the Mexican-American immigration department. The TV series will be written by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing, both of […]

Netflix goes live in the Netherlands

Netflix went live today in the Netherlands, offering streamed access to its catalogue of movies and films for €7.99 per month. At launch the US-based VOD giant promised to offer “thousands of hours of entertainment,” including all episodes of its four original series that debuted this year and have not previously aired in the Netherlands […]

‘Mid East Netflix’ bags Black Sails, White Queen

Dubai-based VOD platform icflix has scored a major deal with Starz for titles including the upcoming pirate drama Black Sails and BBC period piece The White Queen. The hybrid SVOD/TVOD platform, which commentators have dubbed as the Middle East’s answer to Netflix, has also acquired the other Starz Original series, Magic City and Spartacus. The […]

The Magic runs out for Starz series

Starz has cancelled its original drama Magic City after two seasons. The series, which is set in Miami in the late 1950s, was one of the US premium cable network’s first original shows and debuted in March of last year. It was created by movie producer Mitch Glazer (Scrooged) who was also the showrunner. Starz […]