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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Starz boosts international networks team with pair of promotions

Lionsgate-owned Starz has announced a pair of senior promotions in its international networks team. As announced by Superna Kalle, president of International Networks for Starz, Darren Nielson has been promoted to executive vice president of distribution and business development while Jeff Cooke has been made senior vice president of programming for international networks. Since joining […]

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 […]

Starz promotes streaming boss Kalle to president of international networks

US-based Starz has upped streaming chief Superna Kalle to become president of international networks. Kalle, who was previously EVP of international digital networks at the Lionsgate-owned company, has led the global expansion of streamer Starzplay, which is now in 58 countries. She continues to report into Starz president & CEO Jeffrey Hirsch and oversees all […]

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 […]

Starzplay lands on Canal+

Starz has agreed a distribution deal with Vivendi-owned Canal+ in France. The agreement will see Starzplay, the premium SVOD from Starz, offered to Canal+ Séries, Integrale and Integrale+ subscribers at no extra cost.  Announcing the news, the operator boasted its own originals and celebrated that its content offering will be boosted by Starz shows like […]

Starz brings Lionsgate Play to Indonesia

Starz has announced the expansion of its premium OTT platform Lionsgate Play into Indonesia. The Southeast Asian country becomes the latest to be added to Starz global footprint which currently includes 55 countries. Lionsgate Play is a joint-venture from Lionsgate India and Starz, and is currently only available in India. It offers access to a […]

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