The Lionsgate-owned on-demand service will also expand Starzplay International from the current 42 countries to 51 countries by July 1, said CEO Jon Feltheimer.
“We believe the international market is a $45 billion opportunity for us, resulting between 24 million and 25 million new Starz International subscribers by 2025,” Feltheimer said, “making Starzplay one of the three leading pureplay subscription video-on-demand services in the world.”
Launched in 2016, the streaming service has about four million domestic subscribers, excluding three million international (including 1 million for Starzplay Arabia), which Lionsgate co-owns.
Combined with pay-TV, Starz added 1.2 million total subs totaling 24.7 million subs, thanks to Amazon Channels, Roku, Apple TV, Hulu, Virgin Media in the UK, Orange and Vodafone in Spain, and Bell Media in Canada.
By adding an Apple TV channel in the Apple TV app, the potential customers can also be reached on iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs and Samsung Smart TVs.
Future Starz Original series will be exclusively available on Starzplay day-and-date with the US. New episodes of the series The Spanish Princess as well as the full second season of the award-winning series Vida, starring Melissa Barrera and Mishel Prada are available now on Starzplay. These will be followed next month by the premiere of the supernatural, spy thriller The Rook starring Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson and Olivia Munn on June 30. The second season of Sweetbitter will debut on July 14, with the sixth season of Starz #1 original series “Power” debuting in select territories on August 25.
In addition to the Starz Originals series, Starzplay features curated first run acquired content including the true-crime anthology series The Act starring Patricia Arquette, which will debut on June 14, as well as Catch 22 from director and executive producer George Clooney and Killing Eve. These series are offered alongside a library of movies such as The Hunger Games and Sicario across various territories at the touch of a button.