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Chris Albrecht tells Jesse Whittock about the new look Starz business following its merger with North American studio Lionsgate, about his relationship with cable king John Malone and how OTT is making international business more viable. Chris Albrecht is a proponent of entertainment media consolidation in today’s market, which is why he was a driving […]

Ooredoo taps Starz Play for on-demand

Qatar-based teleco Ooredoo has partnered with Starz Play for the launch of its mobile TV app, Ooredoo TV Go. The recently released iOS and Android app gives users access to more than 6,000 hours of TV shows and movies, with Starz’s catalogue of on-demand content available alongside live TV channels. “Being able to watch your […]

Starz Play renews Warner Bros. deal

Starz’ MENA-focused OTT service has renewed a programming deal with Warner Bros. The news comes soon after Starz Play Arabia secured an agreement with another studio, Fox, as first reported by TBI. The new Warner Bros. deal gives Starz Play new TV and films from the studio for the 19 countries it covers in the […]

Starz snags Fox for OTT service

Starz Play has sealed a multiyear deal with Fox for its Starz Play OTT service in the MENA region, TBI has learned. The agreement, between Starz Play and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, gives the streaming service a slew of the Hollywood studio’s TV series and features, and means Starz Play has deals with most […]

icflix: 60,000+ hours viewed a month

Middle East and North African streaming firm icflix claims its subscribers are watching more than 60,000 hours of premium content every month. The SVOD platform launched two years ago as the MENA region’s first-of-its-kind service, with Arabic-speaking ex-pats in the UK, the US and Canada also able to sign up. Sixty-thousand-plus hours are now being […]

Starz Play buys Showtime, CBS dramas

New Middle East and North African on-demand service Starz Play has acquired programmes such as CBS summer event series Zoo and Under the Dome and Showtime Emmy-winner The Affair. James Patterson-penned Zoo (pictured) recently debuted as the US’s most-watched summer season show, and last week held around 94% of its debut audience during episode two. […]

Starz to launch new drama on-demand ahead of linear

US premium cabler Starz will launch episodes of its new drama series The Missing on its TV Everywhere service ahead of its linear channel. Episodes of the drama, a coproduction between Starz, UK pubcaster the BBC and UK prodco New Pictures, will roll out on Starz Play a week ahead of the regular Starz channel. […]

Starz launches on Xbox

US cable net Starz has launched its TV everywhere service on the Xbox platform. Starz Play is now available on Xbox Live in the US. Users must be authenticated as Starz subscribers after which they can download the official app and watch episodes of the cable channel’s programming including pirate series Black Sails (pictured). The […]