Starz Play to expand in South Africa

During his speech in the fiscal Q3 earnings call, the CEO of Lionsgate, Jon Feltheimer, declared Starz and Lionsgate could possibly plan international growth for the streaming platform.

Furthermore, Feltheimer declared the combination would allow Starz “to scale effectively across multiple territories with our existing partners with whom we’ve already launched and with new global players preparing to enter the marketplace”. These comprise the Starz Play Arabia OTT service operating across the MENA region, in which Starz is an investor.

Feltheimer pointed out that, ‘’any additional launches would be very financially efficient in the [sense] of including various launch partners as well as use for our own content”.

On the other hand, Starz COO Jeff Hirsch expressed,’’They plan to utilize StarzPlay Arabia’s technical platform to serve as a vehicle for international expansion, and said they are looking to use the platform for the possible launch of the service in “into India or South Africa.”

Feltheimer said that Starzplay Arabia now had over one million subscribers. Furthermore, the service is also available internationally on Amazon Prime in the UK and Germany and on Virgin Media’s platform in the UK.