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Starzplay and Globoplay partner for combined Brazilian offer

Lionsgate-owned Starzplay has announced a partnership with Brazilian streaming leader Globoplay.  The partnership will see Globoplay offer access to Starzplay directly through its platform with a subscription that combines both services for BRL35.80 (US$6.97) per month. Existing Globoplay subscribers can upgrade their package, while new members can sign up to the combined offer now. Recent […]

TelevisaUnivision bolsters streaming business with Pantaya acquisition

TelevisaUnivision has struck a deal to buy Pantaya, the Spanish-language streamer launched by Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group in 2017. The agreement comes five months since TelevisaUnivision unveiled its OTT service ViX, which it hopes will dominate the Spanish-language streaming ecosystem. Pantaya was created by Lionsgate and Hemisphere four years ago and has ordered an array of originals over recent […]

Roku and Apollo in bid for minority stake in Starz

Roku has partnered with private equity firm, and former Endemol Shine co-owner, Apollo Global Management to bid for a minority stake in US pay-TV and streaming service Starz. Lionsgate, which owns Starz, revealed in November that it was considering selling or spinning off the service, which is home to dramas such as Outlander and Power. The Jon Feltheimer-led firm acquired […]

The Roku Channel bags Lionsgate theatrical titles in major content deal

Roku has signed a major content deal with Lionsgate to fuel its AVOD platform The Roku Channel. The multiyear theatrical output deal will see Lionsgate films beginning with the studio’s 2022 theatrical releases make their way to The Roku Channel following their first window on Starz. The agreement includes titles such as upcoming releases John […]

International growth for Starzplay

SVOD Starzplay saw its international subscribers grow by 98% in 2021, Lionsgate has said. Overall, the entertainment company ended Q3 2021 with revenue of US$885.4 million, operating income of US$9.3 million and net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of US$45.6 million. The company’s media networks segment revenue was at US$388.9 million, down 4.3% year-over-year. Lionsgate […]

Lionsgate to explore options for Starz

Lionsgate is exploring spinning off its pay TV and streaming business Starz, barely five years since acquiring the company for $4.4bn. The US studio confirmed it was looking at options for Starz in a regulatory filing made yesterday, with “a full or partial spin-off” among the options being considered. The news, which came in its […]

Strong streaming growth for Starz

Lionsgate-owned streaming service Starzplay saw a 70% rise in its subscriber base in the year to March, taking the total for the service to 8.6 million with an expanded global footprint. Speaking to analysts after Lionsgate announced its fiscal year-end numbers, CEO Jon Feltheimer said that “Starzplay’s international expansions would continue to be based on […]

Lionsgate UK president Nicola Pearcey to step down

Nicola Pearcey, president of UK and European TV and film operations for US-Canadian entertainment company Lionsgate, is to leave at the end of the year “to pursue new opportunities.” Pearcey exits Lionsgate after a 14-year tenure on its UK leadership team, where she was “instrumental” in growing its British TV business, with the launch of […]

Starzplay in new output deal with Lionsgate

Premium streamer Starzplay has announced a theatrical output deal with Lionsgate for split first pay streaming rights in the UK to Lionsgate’s recently released and upcoming feature films. Lionsgate, which is a major backer of AVOD Tubi, will see its films available to Starzplay subscribers in the UK six months after they have first been […]

Calderoni in to lead Starzplay international marketing

Lionsgate-owned Starz has announced the hire of Jose Calderoni in the newly-created role of SVP of international marketing for the Starz International Digital Networks team.  Operating out of the company’s Santa Monica office, Calderoni will lead the international marketing effort of the Starzplay OTT product across more than 30 European and Latin American countries. The […]

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