Starzplay


Starzplay launches on Roku devices in the UK and Mexico

Starzplay, the international streaming offering from Lionsgate-owned US pay TV outfit Starz, has launched on Roku streaming players and Roku TVs in the UK and Mexico. Would-be subscribers can sign up for a seven-day free trial before committing to a £4.99 monthly subscription in the UK. The service is priced at US$3.99 in Mexico. The […]

Discovery’s Dplay to launch in MENA via Starzplay

Discovery MEA and Starzplay have signed a deal to bring the former’s OTT service Dplay to the MENA region. Dplay will launch through the Starzplay platform, adding thousands of hours of content from its global franchises such as Shark Week, MythBusters and Say Yes to the Dress. Launching in Q2, Dplay will launch with a […]

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 […]

Starzplay takes on Iraq with Asiacell deal

Leading SVOD Starzplay has signed a deal with telco Asiacell in an attempt to target the Iraq market.  The deal will see the operator’s ‘Unlimited’ monthly package subscribers gain access to the streamer at no extra cost. In total, Asiacell reaches 99% of the Iraqi population and has a total subscriber base of over 14 […]

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 […]