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Lionsgate strikes streaming output deal Starzplay

Lionsgate has agreed an output deal with its Starz’s international streaming platform Starzplay for split first pay streaming rights in the U.K. to Lionsgate’s recently released and upcoming feature films. Under the deal, Starzplay’s U.K. subscribers will be able to access first-run movies from parent company Lionsgate, including Knives Out, Bombshell, Angel Has Fallen and […]

Starz rolls out standalone Starzplay app in five countries

Lionsgate-backed cable channel Starz is rolling out a direct-to-consumer app in five countries, including the UK and France. The Starzplay app is also launching in Brazil, Germany and Mexico, and plans are in place to launch in 20 additional countries next year. To date, Starzplay has found distribution via platforms such as Apple TV and […]

Starzplay re-ups with deal with Intigral for Saudi Arabia

SVOD Starzplay has announced a multi-year deal with Saudi Telecom Company (STC)-owned Intigral, renewing its agreement with the telco for the second time. The deal sees Starzplay’s full service and content library available to STC’s broadband users along with subscribers to its Jawwy TV OTT platform. Starzplay, owned by Lionsgate, is available in 20 countries […]

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 […]

Starzplay joins revamped Vodafone TV following Spanish debut

Subscription video-on-demand streaming service Starzplay is making its content available on a revamped Vodafone España TV platform following its debut in Spain last week on Orange’s platform. All Starzplay original series and movies will be available on the Vodafone TV service as part of the Serielovers package. The Starzplay line-up will include series available on-demand […]

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 […]

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. […]