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Lionsgate+ on Samsung Smart TVs

Lionsgate+, the SVoD service from Starz, is now available on Samsung Smart TVs, smart monitors, projectors and other Tizen OS-powered devices through a partnership agreement spanning the UK, Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. Customers in these countries can subscribe to a library of exclusive content that includes political thriller Gaslit along with period […]

January 31, 2023

Starzplay launching first Arabic original series

Starzplay, the MENA streaming platform, has announced the launch of Starzplay’s first Arabic language original, Kaboos. The series is set to stream on the platform starting from February 9th. Set in different eras and across countries in the MENA region, Kaboos is a modern-day retelling of Arab folklore. The series takes viewers on a journey […]

January 26, 2023

Lionsgate+ renews Outlander; greenlights prequel

Lionsgate+ has announced a renewal for an eighth and final season of the popular time-traveling fantasy drama, Outlander, and a greenlight for the Lionsgate+ Original Series, Outlander: Blood of My Blood, a prequel series from Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis, who also serve as executive producers of the original series. Outlander: […]

January 20, 2023

Starz joins Verizon’s +play

Verizon has announced Starz as the latest streaming service to join +play beta. The +play beta serves as a content hub exclusive to Verizon customers to help them discover savings on select services and manage their subscriptions from entertainment, news, lifestyle, gaming and more – all in one place. “We’re building +play to not only […]

January 6, 2023

Starz promotes Nielson to EVP International Networks

Starz President and CEO, Jeffrey Hirsch, has announced that global SVoD executive, Darren Nielson, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, International Networks, taking over from Superna Kalle. Reporting directly to Hirsch, Nielson will oversee the international division’s growth for its newly rebranded international service Lionsgate+ including P&L responsibility and all aspects of programming, distribution, […]

January 4, 2023

Lionsgate takes $1.8bn hit, cuts territories

Lionsgate has reported second quarter (to September 30th 2022) revenue of $875.2 million (€893.7m), operating loss of $1.75 billion and net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $1.81 billion. The company made a strategic decision to exit seven Lionsgate+ (formerly Starzplay International) international territories, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Benelux, the Nordics and Japan, to streamline […]

November 4, 2022

YouTube launches Primetime Channels

YouTube has launched Primetime Channels, allowing users to sign up, browse and watch their favourite content from streaming services such as Showtime, STARZ, Paramount+, AMC+, ViX+ and more, all directly through YouTube. YouTube is rolling out an early version of Primetime Channels in the US. On the Movies & TV hub, users will see over […]

November 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Starzplay rebrands as Lionsgate+

Starz has announced that its Starzplay streaming service will rebrand as Lionsgate+, coinciding with a new brand look rolling out globally on September 29th. Starzplay will rebrand to Lionsgate+ in 35 Starz markets excluding the US and Canada where it will remain Starz. Brand names for Starzpay Arabia along with South and Southeast Asia’s Lionsgate […]

September 28, 2022

VIZIO Account unveiled

Connected entertainment specialist VIZIO has revealed its payment and subscription management solution, VIZIO Account, which it says provides a seamless and accessible way for millions of VIZIO Smart TV users to subscribe to their favourite streaming services and take advantage of special offers – all in one place. Following a one-time log-in, users can easily […]

August 9, 2022


Connected entertainment specialist VIZIO has confirmed that the STARZ app is now available on VIZIO Smart TVs. Millions of VIZIO users across America can now access STARZ’s premium hit original series and library of on-demand movies. Highlights include STARZ original series from the Power Universe, Outlander and P-Valley, as well as titles such as Spider-Man: […]

August 8, 2022