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Lionsgate reports loss amid steady growth for Starz

Lionsgate has revealed less than satisfying year-end results, reporting a net loss of $284m for the fiscal year ended 31 March despite the steady growth of Starz.  The studio reported full-year revenues of $3.68bn and an operating income of $130m – down from $4.13bn in revenues and $248m in operating income for the period last […]

Apple TV app launches in more than 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

Lionsgate shoots for the Starz with Spanish Princess

Two high-profile Starz offerings and an OWN drama highlight Lionsgate’s slate, which will be screened in London’s Soho Hotel this afternoon. The company 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 […]

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 […]

Starz boss Chris Albrecht to step down

Starz boss Chris Albrecht is to step down from the Lionsgate-owned cable business next month after almost a decade.  The company, which was acquired by Lionsgate in December 2016, will be overseen by chief operating officer Jeffrey Hirsch and the current leadership team, alongside Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. Programming president Carmi Zlotnik is to lead […]

Starz ups Marta Fernandez to EVP of originals

Starz has promoted Marta Fernandez from senior VP of original programming to executive VP. Fernandez, who has been with Starz since 2007, will continue to steer the original programming team and lead the company’s inclusion initiatives. She will also continue to expand the drive toward female-forward programming and oversee new developments. Current productions Fernandez oversees […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

Save Me sold to STARZ

One of Sky UK’s most critically acclaimed shows, Save Me, has been acquired by STARZ in the US. The dark drama will air over three nights on STARZ, beginning on September 6th. It will also be available on the STARZ app and STARZ On Demand. The STARZ sale, negotiated by Gillian Rose, Sky Vision’s SVP […]

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