Starz and MGM+ offer cut price bundle on Amazon Prime Video in the US

Streaming platform Starz, which is owned by Lionsgate, has teamed up with Amazon to offer a bundled proposition with Amazon-owned streaming service MGM+ on Prime Video in the US. The bundle, which launches in the coming weeks, will offer Starz and MGM+ for $11.99 per month – a 20% discount vs. the combined price of […]

Starzplay ties with Egypt’s VOD Watch It

Starzplay has struck a multi-year partnership with the Egyptian VOD Watch It, as the streamer expands into the Arabic market. The deal sees 12,000 episodes and over 200 Arabic films added to the Starzplay library, with Watch It subscribers having access to Starzplay entertainment catalogue that include first-run Hollywood shows and movie first-run Hollywood shows and […]

Darren Nielson replaces Superna Kalle as Starz international chief

Darren Nielson has been promoted to EVP, international networks at Starz, taking over from Superna Kalle. Reporting directly to Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch, Nielson will oversee all aspect of international streaming service LIonsgate+ including P&L responsibility, programming, distribution, marketing and publicity. Since joining the company in 2018, Nielson has been leading international distribution […]

Starz hires Netflix’s Hilburn as marketing chief

US pay TV programmer and streamer Starz has refreshed its domestic leadership team with two key hires and a promotion. joins as chief marketing officer, and Susan Ievoli joins as SVP, publicity, events and awards, reporting to Hilburn. Robin Chacko has meanwhile been promoted to EVP, direct-to-consumer from SVP, OTT marketing. Chacko will continue to […]

Lionsgate offers Starz streamer discounts as stock ownership perk

Media giant Lionsgate is partnering with Tiicker, a consumer shareholder loyalty platform, to launch a “Shareholder Red Carpet Rewards” programme that it hopes will boost shareholder engagement with the studio’s film and television brands & franchises. At the same time, the alliance may have the added bonus of bumping up subscriptions to its streaming platform […]

STARZPLAY rebrands as LIONSGATE+ in 35 markets

Lionsgate-owned STARZ has announced a full rebrand of streamer STARZPLAY to LIONSGATE+. The streamer will roll out its new identity in 35 countries on September 29, excluding the US and Canada where it will remain as STARZ. Brand names for STARZPLAY ARABIA along with South and Southeast Asia’s LIONSGATE PLAY will also remain in place.  […]

Starz launches on Vizio smart TVs

Lionsgate-owned streamer Starz is now available on Vizio smart TVs. Starting today, millions of homes in the US will be able to access the SVOD via their smart TVs, with Vizio consistently ranking as the third-largest smart TV manufacturer in the country. Starz will offer Vizio users monthly and annual subscription options directly from the […]

Canal+ reportedly looking at stake in Lionsgate

Canal+ is reportedly looking at taking a minority stake in US studio Lionsgate as part of a ramp-up of efforts to break into the US market and secure a pipeline of content as other US studios seek to retain their rights. Canal+ and owner Vivendi have for some time been in the frame as potential […]

Disney and Starz team up for triple offer in Latin America

The Walt Disney Company and Starz have teamed up to offer bundle which provides consumers access to Star+, Disney+ and Starzplay in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The bundle is offered on the Disney+ and Star+ websites, providing subscriptions to all three streaming services for prices ranging from the equivalent of about […]

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