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Staff cuts at Starz

Starz, the US cable and satellite network is cutting around 10 per cent of its workforce as it lays the groundwork for its separation from Lionsgate in early 2024. Additionally, Starz will exit the UK and Australia as parent company Lionsgate continues to scale back its international footprint. Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch announced the measures […]

November 6, 2023

Chang named EVP, Chief Distribution Officer at Starz

Starz President of Domestic Networks, Alison Hoffman, has announced that Sofia Chang has been hired as Executive Vice President, Chief Distribution Officer, Starz. Based in New York and reporting to Hoffman, Chang will oversee all of the streaming platform’s sales activities with multichannel video and digital distributors in the US. “Sofia is a well-respected entertainment executive […]

September 13, 2023

Starzplay launches MENA Fantasy Sports game

Starzplay, the MENA VoD service, has launched Starzplay Fantasy Sports, a free-to-play Web 3.0 fantasy sports game. Starzplay Fantasy Sports, launched ahead of the new 2023/24 Serie A season, will be exclusively available on StarzplaySports. Players can make predictions around live Serie A matches and other regional leagues, from forecasting scores and possession percentages to […]

August 15, 2023

Lionsgate posts record film/TV revenue in Q1

Lionsgate has reported Q1 revenue of $908.6 million (€824m), operating loss of $16.8 million and net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $70.7 million. “I’m pleased to report a strong financial quarter with another record library performance,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “We continued to execute our strategic agenda culminating in our signing a definitive agreement with Hasbro last week […]

August 10, 2023

Lionsgate+ distribution deal with Mercado Livre

Lionsgate+, the international streaming service from Starz, will now become available through Mercado Livre, an eCommerce platform across Latin America, in key markets in the region through an agreement spanning Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Colombia. Brazil is the initial launch market, with other territories rolling out in the coming months. As part of the agreement, […]

May 9, 2023

MGM+, Starz bundle on Prime Video US

Starz has teamed with Amazon to bundle MGM+ on Prime Video in the US. This subscription bundle, which launches in the coming weeks, will provide streamers with more entertainment options will cost $11.99 per month — a 20 per cent discount on the combined price of both standalone subscriptions. “We are excited to join forces with […]

February 17, 2023

Lionsgate: Record revenue from TV, film library

Lionsgate has reported Q3 (quarter ended December 31st 2022) revenue of $1 billion (€0.93bn), operating income of $7.8 million and net income attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $16.6 million. “We reported a strong financial quarter with record trailing 12-month library revenues affirming the value of our intellectual properties,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.  “We enter […]

February 10, 2023

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