Bell Media and STARZ have announced that a new STARZ channel and streaming service will launch in Canada on March 1st.
STARZ is the second most-watched pay-TV service in the US and is home to shows including Vida, Counterpart, Sweetbitter, Black Sails, and the upcoming original series Now Apocalypse and The Rook, among others.
“Bringing STARZ to Canada is testimony to the continued commitment to offer our viewers exclusive, premium programming at an unparalleled value,” said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay. “Our amazing partners at STARZ have been integral to this mandate with their genre-bending, stand-out programming, making the addition of STARZ a must-have for discerning Canadian viewers.”
“The unique opportunity to bring STARZ to viewers on both linear and digital platforms simultaneously makes Bell Media the ideal partner in Canada. We are excited to see this opportunity come to fruition and look forward to introducing Canadian audiences to all of the premium content that STARZ has to offer,” added Superna Kalle, Executive Vice President, International Digital Networks.