Starzplay


Starzplay launches as standalone service in UK, France, Germany, Brazil and Mexico

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 renews deal with Intigral in 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 ‘mulling Starz spin-off’ to reduce debt

Lionsgate is mulling spinning off premium cable offering Starz into a separate company as it looks to reduce its debt load.  According to The Wall Street Journal, a spin-off is among a number of options the studio is considering for the Outlander and American Gods channel, which it purchased for US$4.4 billion in 2016. Others include putting Starz up for […]

Starzplay launches as Apple TV channel in multiple territories, sets out ambitious international plan

Lionsgate-owned streaming service Starzplay has launched as an Apple TV channel across Europe and Latin American territories including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. Starzplay will be available as an Apple TV channel in the Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TV users. The expansion of the Starzplay global […]

Starzplay joins revamped Vodafone TV following Spanish debut on Orange

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 […]

Starz to debut in Canada as Lionsgate ramps up integration and international expansion

Lionsgate-owned streaming service Starz is ramping up its international expansion effort with a launch in Canada, while Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has promised closer integration between the studio and Starz to fuel the latter’s international growth, and an eventual breaking out of international subscriber information as a separate line in the company’s financials. Starz has […]

Starzplay to launch on Virgin Media later this month

Lionsgate-owned Starz has partnered with Virgin Media to make its Starzplay streaming service available on the Virgin TV platform. Starzplay will be available to Virgin customers for £4.99 per month and is due to launch via the operator on November 29. The subscription video-on-demand offering will feature Starz series like Vida, Sweetbitter and The White […]