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Walt Disney Company, Starz Join Forces in Latin America With Bundle Offer

The Walt Disney Company and STARZ are offering a bundle which provides consumers access to Star+, Disney+ and STARZPLAY in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and P... More

Lionsgate Exploring Options for Starz, Including Spinoff (THR)

According to a regulatory filing, the company made the decision to consider a split of Starz and the company's studio business this week.... More

Starz Promotes Karen Bailey to EVP, Original Programming (B&C)

Karen Bailey was promoted to executive VP of original programming at Starz. Bailey, who had been senior VP, will expand her leadership role at the originals team while continuing t... More

Starz Wants Streaming App to be the ‘Edgy’ International Companion to Netflix (Digiday)

Starz has launched its standalone streaming app, StarzPlay, in the U.K., Brazil, Germany, France and Mexico. It also announced plans to expand it into 20 further international cou... More

Lionsgate Execs Eye Huge SVOD Growth Opportunity in Starzplay

Lionsgate continues to be upbeat about its Starzplay international subscription video on demand (SVOD) streaming service and sees increased growth opportunity from it as the servic... More

Starz Elevates Marta Fernandez to EVP Originals Programming (MESA)

Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming for Starz, a Lionsgate company, announced today the promotion of Marta Fernandez to Executive Vice President of Originals Programming. (more... More

Starz Targets Cord Cutters with 40% Larger Content Library, More Kids’ Shows (TechCrunch)

As premium cable networks transition to become over-the-top services aimed at cord cutters, they’re finding that they need to offer more diverse content libraries, in order to co... More

Starz Adds Music, Courtesy of Spotify, to its Video App (Recode)

A new integration live in Starz’ mobile app today gives users the ability to listen to soundtracks and related playlists powered by Spotify without leaving the app. Spotify subsc... More

CBS COO: Company’s Open To New ‘Skinny’ Bundles, M&As… If They Make Sense

CBS remains open to making its networks part of new “skinny,” over-the-top (OTT) bundles, as long as the “terms and conditions” make sense for the company, according to CBS... More

Lionsgate to Acquire Starz for $4.4 Billion (Variety)

The big question raised by the deal is how it will affect Lionsgate’s participation in Epix, the premium movie channel it owns with Viacom and MGM. Lionsgate has about a 30% stak... More

Starz CEO Eyes More OTT Opportunities

Starz continues to be open to new over-the-top (OTT) opportunities, CEO Chris Albrecht said June 9 at the Gabelli & Company Movie & Entertainment Conference in New York. Starz c... More

Starz Nabs Rights to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (Variety)

As “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” continues to shatter records at the box office, it has already found a premium cable home: Starz. The network has acquired the pay-TV rights t... More

New Distribution Windows Change Studios’ Profit Equation

by Marcy Magiera As networks and studios take advantage of myriad new ways to distribute content, they face greater challenges in managing windows to extract maximum profit from e... More