STARZ Adds New Kids and Spanish-Language Programming to Bring Even More Value to Consumers; STARZ OTT & On-Demand Content More Than Doubles since Launch to 5,500

Plans to Add 40% More Content by Year’s End to 7,700 Titles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With more than 1 million subscribers since launching in Spring 2016 as
part of the STARZ OTT offerings, the STARZ app is more than just the
home for groundbreaking STARZ Original series including “Power,”
“Outlander,” and “American Gods,” and feature films totaling more than
HBO and Showtime*. Starz has significantly invested in its app and OTT
programming over the past 14 months, growing its content offering by
more than 125 percent to 5,500 titles. All of the STARZ OTT programming
remains available for multichannel video program distributors (MVPDs) to
provide their STARZ subscribers through their respective on-demand

Much of the content increase from 2,400 has been accomplished with the
acquisition of strategically complementary programming that reinforces
the STARZ value proposition. Additions to the deep library of popular
kids TV series episodes on the app include “Bob the Builder” and “Thomas
and Friends,” as well as nearly 300 Spanish-language movies and
telenovela episodes, including the Colombian “El Cartel de los Sapos”
and the Colombian critical and ratings success “La Promesa,” as part of
the company’s outreach to underserved audiences.

Kids programming has grown tenfold to-date since the app launch with
nearly 1,250 television series episodes and movies. Old childhood
favorites and recent series account for the growth with favorites
including “Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot,” “The Adventures of
Super Mario Bros. 3,” “Eloise, The Animated Series,” “Yu-Gi-Oh,”
“Inspector Gadget,” “The Adventures of Paddington Bear,” “Sonic The
Hedgehog,” “Sabrina, The Animated Series,” and “Now You Know,” (July 1
debut) which combines puppetry, animation and live-action, enlisting
high-profile experts to seek answers to questions asked by real-life

Starz has committed to plans that will further grow the
app/OTT/on-demand content offerings by an estimated 40 percent to nearly
7,700 total selections by the end of the year, including more than 60
distinct kids series titles, including “The Wubbulous World of Dr.
Seuss,” “The Cat in the Hat (TV specials),” “Jim Henson’s The
Storyteller,” “Naruto,” “Garfield and Friends,” and hundreds of
selections that are both for kids and Spanish-language audiences.

“Starz continues to invest in programming for STARZ subscribers to
continue to reinforce the best value proposition in the marketplace
today,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, Chief Operating Officer at Starz. “With
both streaming and download viewing options, the STARZ app offers
flexibility and is a tremendous value for all ages and audiences that
enjoy premium, commercial-free viewing.”

Since the launch of the STARZ app, kids programming selections have
grown to include more than 1,100 television series episodes and movies
available for download or streaming. By the end of 2017, the volume is
expected to reach more than 2,000 with additions of “Alf,” “Speed Racer:
The Next Generation,” “Kid Diners,” and “Zatch Bell!”

Spanish-language content on the STARZ app is expected to reach more than
700 by year end with the addition of movies including I’m So Excited
from acclaimed Spanish Director Pedro Almodóvar; Oscar®-nominated
movies Chico and Rita and No starring Gael Garcia Bernal;
as well as telenovelas and kids series episodes including “Exploradores
de la Historia,” which uses humor and clever animation to teach kids
history in a unique and immersive way, and “Horacio y los Plasticines,”
which blends puppetry and animation in a colorful series for young

About the STARZ App

Launched in April 2016, the STARZ app offers STARZ original programming
and hit movies including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars:
The Force Awakens
, Inside Out; and television series
including “Magnum, P.I.,” “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Gunsmoke.” A single
app destination for subscribers who want to stream or download STARZ
premium content, the app has achieved more than 1 million subscribers
since April 2016. In December 2016, the STARZ app was named by Apple®
as one of Apple TV’s® “10 Best Apps of the Year,” and has
consistently ranked in the Top 10 Entertainment Top Grossing category on
iTunes since its launch.

The STARZ app is offered on a variety of devices such as: select Samsung
Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Apple TV, iPhones and iPads running
iOS 8.0 or higher, Roku®, Sony Android TV, as well as most
Android phones, tablets and TV devices. For a complete list of supported
devices, please visit
STARZ subscriptions can be purchased directly on or through
the Samsung App store within the Smart Hub across select Samsung Smart
TVs; Amazon Appstore, App StoreSM, Google Play or Roku for
$8.99 per month with a 7-day free trial for new subscribers.

STARZ subscribers also receive instant access to more than 5,500
selections available via the app each month, including STARZ hit series
ranging from “American Gods,” “The White Princess,” “Power,” “Survivor’s
Remorse,” and “Outlander;” to Hollywood hits and popular movies
including Ghostbusters, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inferno,
The Shallows
, Don’t Breathe, Concussion, The Good
, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and

STARZ subscribers from participating cable, satellite and telco partners
can also authenticate and view STARZ content in the app including every
episode of every season of the best of STARZ’s original programming, as
well as the biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium
subscription networks in the U.S.*

About Starz

Starz (,
a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and
entertainment company that provides premium subscription video
programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and
distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in
the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service. Starz is home to the flagship STARZ® brand
and STARZ ENCORE channels and provides high-quality, entertaining
premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels
and associated on-demand and online services, including the STARZ app.
Sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable
operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies,
and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more
than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every
year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series,
first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming.

*Source: STARZ, HBO and Showtime counts based on SNL Kagan data,


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