Streamers including Netflix, Sky and Warner Bros. Discovery form European VOD Coalition 

A new body representing the interests of video-on-demand companies in Europe has been formed. Based in Brussels, the European VOD Coalition promises to give a voice to the European audiovisual streaming sector and engage with policy makers across Europe.  At launch, the Coalition’s members include CHILI, FilmDoo, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Nokzedoc, Nordic Entertainment Group AG, Paramount, […]

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 […]

Starzplay app launches on LG smart TVs

Lionsgate-owned streaming service Starzplay has brought its app to LG Smart TVs in a number of key markets. Starzplay, which carries shows including Outlander, The Great and Station Eleven, is now available on LG Smart TVs in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Brazil and Mexico. The company also has plans […]

Viaplay to be home of Starzplay in Netherlands

Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT Group) Viaplay streaming service has struck a partnership with Lionsgate-owned and Starz to make its soon-to-launch Dutch service the home of streamer Starzplay in the Netherlands. The deal follows an expansion of Viaplay’s relationship with Starzplay in the Nordic territories two weeks ago. to provide full access to the Lionsgate-owned service’s programming. […]

Starzplay agrees content deal with Viaplay

Nordic streamer Viaplay has extended its pact with Starzplay to provide full access to the Lionsgate-owned service’s programming. Viaplay has been offering limited access to Starzplay programming since December 2020 but the new deal will see all of the streamer’s content become available. This will include new movies, as well as series such as Power Book II: Ghost, Julia […]

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 […]

GolfTV comes to Starzplay as streamer agrees distribution deal with Discovery

Starzplay has agreed a distribution agreement with Discovery to offer GolfTV as an add-on to subscribers. The MENA streamer – claimed to be the region’s fastest growing subscription video on demand service – will offer the Discovery-owned sports broadcaster as a standalone channel on Starzplay for US$9.99. New and existing Starzplay subscribers will be offered […]

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 […]

OTT to overtake pay TV in MENA

OTT revenues are set to overtake pay TV in the MENA region over the coming years. According to new figures from Dataxis, the growth of local players such as Shahid VIP, Starzplay and OSN along with international streamers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will see OTT become the driving force in TV within five […]

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