Starzplay content will be included as part of the Viaplay streaming service when it launches in the Netherlands on March 1.
A long-term partnership has been signed between Viaplay and Starz that means all new Starzplay originals will be available through Viaplay as part of a regular subscription. Also included are Starzplay’s line-up of films and series from owners Lionsgate and other major Hollywood studios.
Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer said: “This innovative deal makes even more world-class storytelling available on Viaplay as part of a regular subscription. Viaplay viewers in the Netherlands will be able to enjoy Starzplay Originals showcasing Hollywood’s biggest names alongside our award-winning Viaplay Originals. Our partnership with Starz now spans six countries, and we look forward to delivering great experiences to audiences in our latest market together.”
Originals included in the package are BMF, Heel, Blindspotting and the award-winning Run the World; forthcoming shows like Gaslit starring Dan Stevens, Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, and Shining Vale with Courteney Cox.
Superna Kalle, President, Starz International welcomed the deal: “This is an exciting next chapter in the expansion of our relationship with Viaplay, and moreover the expansion of our offering of the best series and movie content to our audiences in the Netherlands. Our slate of new original and acquired series over the next year features some top talent and storytellers, and we can’t wait to show them what we have in store.”
Viaplay will launch in the Netherlands with a unique combination of Viaplay Originals, international films and series, kids content, and premium live sports including Formula 1, Bundesliga and PDC darts, with Premier League to follow.