US programmer Starz has confirmed that its STARZPLAY SVoD service will launch on UK multiplay network Virgin Media in the UK on November 29th. The STARZPLAY premium streaming service will give Virgin TV customers in the UK the opportunity to watch STARZ series all in one place, with future STARZ Originals launching exclusively on STARZPLAY on the same day as the US.
The latest Subscription Video on Demand service available to Virgin TV subscribers, STARZPLAY offers access to a vast library of additional content including popular series such as Vida, Sweetbitter, The White Princess and Mr. Mercedes as well as an extensive movie library featuring favourites such as The Hunger Games at the touch of a button, for £4.99 a month.
“The partnership with Virgin Media is an exciting next step in the rollout of the STARZPLAY platform, expanding the audience for our wide range of STARZ Originals, TV series and movies exclusively available on STARZPLAY to a whole new and expansive customer base,” said Chris Albrecht, President and CEO of Starz.
“The launch of STARZPLAY on Virgin TV will give our customers access to even more brilliant box-sets, amazing movies and gripping TV series such as The White Princess and Mr. Mercedes,” added David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media. “This exciting addition to our platform means Virgin TV customers will be able to enjoy new STARZ content as it launches in the US.”
STARZPLAY is also available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the UK and Germany, as well as in Canada under the STARZ brand, with upcoming launches in France, Italy and Spain.