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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

Starzplay streams ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Starzplay will stream every match from the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in partnership with eVision, the media, and entertainment division of e& life (part of e&). Cricket fans can watch all 45 games live on Starzplay and subscribers to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament pass will be able to stream all […]

October 18, 2022

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

Extreme E signs STARZPLAY deal

Electric off-road racing series Extreme E has announced its latest broadcast agreement with streaming service, STARZPLAY Arabia.STARZPLAY will stream Extreme E’s live races in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), as well as highlights, magazine, preview and review show in English, on its platform.Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme E, said: “Extreme […]

September 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Joyce vs Parker on STARZPLAY Sports

On September 24th, STARZPLAY Sports will be streaming the highly anticipated fight between Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker. The pair will fight for the WBO interim heavyweight title with the winner moving into a mandatory position for a world title shot next with current WBA, IBF and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk. 30-year-old New Zealander Parker […]

September 23, 2022

Forecast: 22m Arabic SVoD subs by 2027

There will be 21.52 million paying SVoD subscriptions [TV episodes and movies only] across 13 Arabic countries by 2027, up from 9.49 million in 2021, according to the Middle East and North Africa SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. “Netflix will continue to lead the market, although Disney+ has provided a strong […]

August 22, 2022

STARZPLAY Sports launching in MENA

STARZPLAY, the MENA SVoD platform, has unveiled STARZPLAY Sports, an all-new streaming service dedicated to sports fans. Going live on August 12th, STARZPLAY Sports seeks to disrupt the sporting entertainment scene by bringing together the most popular live sport events under one platform. Subscribers to STARZPLAY Sports will be able to Italian football from Serie […]

August 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare

ADM, STARZPLAY score Italian football rights

UAE public service broadcaster and media company Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) and SVoD service STARZPLAY have secured the exclusive rights to stream the premium Italian League (Serie A), Coppa Italia (Italy Cup), and Supercoppa Italiana (Italian Super Cup), for the next three seasons beginning 2022. The Italian Football Federation granted the rights after a competitive […]

August 1, 2022

Globoplay, Starzplay partnership

Brazilian streaming platform Globoplay is partnering with Starzplay, the premium international streaming platform of the American TV network Starz, to offer an exclusive combo for the Brazilian public. Globoplay subscribers and non-subscribers can now purchase a Starzplay subscription that combines both services for BRL 35.80/month (€6.73/m). The agreement provides that all Starzplay content will be […]

May 13, 2022

Consortium takes control of Starzplay Arabia

E-Vision, from e& (previously known as Etisalat Group), and ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, have announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire a majority equity stake of circa 57 per cent in Starzplay Arabia, an SVoD and streaming service provider in the Middle East and North Africa. The e& led […]

March 17, 2022