Lionsgate is to drop its direct-to-consumer streaming service in seven international markets after clocking up a $1.8 billion quarterly loss.
The international premium streaming service Lionsgate+ has today (October 25) launched on Sky Glass (UK and Ireland, Sky Stream (UK) and Sky Q (UK and Ireland).
The premium international streaming service Starzplay will rebrand as Lionsgate+ in 35 countries alongside a new brand look on Thursday, September 29.
Lionsgate is to explore a sell-off of its Starz channel.
Starzplay is now available across Europe and Latin America including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia as an Apple TV channel.
In the UK, four local residents who ran the torrent tracker thefoundry.name were sentenced to prison sentences from two to 4.5 years.
Lionsgate will launch Starzplay branded channels in France, Italy and Spain in addition to the previous launches in the UK and Germany.
Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group have launched Pantaya, the first Spanish-language OTT service dedicated to premium content for the Hispanic community in the US.
Vimeo officially launched its new Global television storefront in partnership with Lionsgate.
Lionsgate and Vimeo have formed a partnership in which Lionsgate has become the first major Hollywood studio and exclusive launch partner to license its content.