Lionsgate Entertainment


Lionsgate launches Indian office, hires Videocon d2h’s Jain

North American studio Lionsgate has launched an Indian office and hired Rohit Jain, deputy CEO of satcaster Videocon d2h, to lead it. The launch of Lionsgate’s Mumbai base comes on the back of significant revenue growth in India over the past three years, primarily through Hindi-language film Brothers. Jain has been named managing director of […]

Lionsgate can ‘dramatically scale’ drama with Starz

Lionsgate chairman and CEO Jon Feltheimer has said the US$4.4 billion (€3.9 billion) acquisition of premium cable channel Starz is “the most transformative transaction in [the studio’s] history”. Furthermore, the merger will provide Lionsgate a “unique opportunity to dramatically scale” production of “premium television production, which we believe is the critical success factor for any content-driven […]

Albrecht: Starz ‘believes in consolidation’

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht has said the premium cable operation does “believe in consolidation” after US studio Lionsgate Entertainment earlier confirmed merged talks between the companies. Albrecht declined to directly add colour to Lionsgate’s filing last month, in which Lionsgate said the pair was exploring a “potentially mutually beneficial combination”, but did admit that M&A […]

MGM, Lionsgate buy into free VOD service

US studios Lionsgate Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have taken equity stakes in ad-supported VOD service Tubi TV. The agreement means both studios will now supply movies to the adRise-owned service, which is currently only available in the US but soon hits Canada through a recent deal with Blue Ant Media. Feature films confirmed include Midnight Cowboy, […]

Lionsgate, CBS linked with Starz takeover

US reports are linking CBS Corp. and Lionsgate Entertainment to a US$5 billion (€4 billion) takeover of Starz. A deal with CBS would mean the US premium pay TV channel would sit alongside rival premium channel Showtime, while Lionsgate is a co-owner in Epix along with Viacom-owned Paramount and MGM. Discussions are at an early […]