Starz adds Spanish-language programming

The Starz app, which has more than 1 million subscribers, has increase its content offering by more than 125% to 5,500 titles over the past 14 months. Much of the content increase has been accomplished with the acquisition of nearly 300 Spanish-language movies and telenovela episodes.

Some of the titles are the Colombian production “El Cartel de los Sapos” as well as the Colombian critical and ratings success “La Promesa”, the company said in a press release.

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”; as well as telenovelas and kids series episodes including “Exploradores de la Historia” and “Horacio y los Plasticines”.

New content acquired also includes kids programming (mostly in English), which has grown tenfold to-date since the app launch, in April 2016.

Starz said it has committed to plans that will further grow the app/OTT/on-demand content offerings by an estimated 40% to nearly 7,700 total selections by the end of the year.