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 ‘home of anime’ in MENA with TV Tokyo deal

Starzplay has become “the home of anime” in the MENA region thanks to a distribution deal with TV Tokyo. The partnership will see over 1,000 episodes of anime content brought to Starzplay subscribers, with access to shows such as Naruto, Fruits Basket and Boruto. TV Tokyo is a Tokyo-based broadcaster of general entertainment that operates […]

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 […]

discovery+ launches in MENA as dedicated hub in Starzplay

Following its US launch earlier this week, Discovery has announced plans to roll-out its new SVOD discovery+ in the MENA region in partnership with Starzplay. Taking a different approach to the US and UK where the service is offered as a standalone streamer, MENA viewers will be able to access discovery+ content via a dedicated […]

Starzplay launches in Nordics on Viaplay

Starzplay has launched in the Nordics in partnership with Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group. Subscribers of Viaplay will now have access to the streamer, which offers original series including The Spanish Princess and The Girlfriend Experience along with acquired content such as the Golden Globe-winning Ramy. Viaplay users will be the first in the territory which […]

NENT’s Viaplay to expand to 10 international markets, including Poland and US

Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) has unveiled plans to rollout streaming services in 10 international markets by the end of 2023, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the US in 2021. By the end of 2025, NENT Group aims to increase its subscriber base to approximately 10.5 million by more than doubling its Viaplay paying subscriber base in […]

Starzplay experiences 141% growth in lockdown

Leading MENA streamer Starzplay experienced a significant growth of almost 150% during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a new study of the region by PSB Research from January 2019-May 2020, Starzplay saw a massive 141% growth in unique users during this period. User base growth was at a more modest 42% in […]

UPC adds Starzplay in Switzerland

UPC has become the first Swiss telco to sign a distribution deal with Starzplay. Starzplay, the streaming platform of US network Starz, offers celebrated original shows such as The Spanish Princess, Spartacus and Hightown and serves as the exclusive Swiss home of Hulu original series The Great and Normal People. UPC customers will be able […]

Rakuten TV launches Starzplay across Europe

OTT operator Rakuten TV has struck a deal that will see the international streaming service from US cabler Starz become available via its platform across Europe. Starzplay will offer exclusive access to original series, acquired content and movies to viewers in Spain, the UK, Italy, France and Germany via Rakuten TV. The streamer costs £4.99 […]

Starzplay brings DC series to MENA region with Warner Bros deal

SVOD Starzplay has announced a multi-year agreement with WarnerMedia’s Warner Bros. in a deal which will bring its hit DC series to the MENA region for the first time. For the first time, viewers in the region will have access to series such as Batwoman, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing and the Harley Quinn animated show. […]

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