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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. […]

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 […]