Lionsgate’s STARZPLAY Continues Global Expansion With Launch On Spain’s Orange Espagne from March 28 with Now Apocalypse Debut
The STARZPLAY premium streaming service will give Orange customers that are also subscribers of Orange TV the opportunity to watch STARZ series all in one place, with future STARZ Originals airing exclusively on STARZPLAY day-and-date with the US, including the debut season of “Now Apocalypse” from iconic indie-filmmaker Gregg Araki.
STARZPLAY will be the exclusive home in Spain to STARZ most-watched original series “Power," while also offering access to a vast library of original content including such critically-acclaimed programming as "The Girlfriend Experience," "The White Princess", “Vida”, and “The First” and an extensive movie library at the touch of a button, for only €4.99 a month.
STARZPLAY and Orange are offering a special 30-day free trial for new subscriptions to the service between March 28 and April 30.
30-Day Free Trial Available to Orange TV Subscribers From March 28 to April 30
Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today the continued expansion of the STARZPLAY premium streaming service with its entry into Spain on Orange TV beginning March 28. The STARZPLAY premium streaming service will give Orange customers that are also subscribers of Orange TV the opportunity to watch STARZ series all in one place, with future STARZ Originals airing exclusively on STARZPLAY day-and-date with the US, including the debut season of “Now Apocalypse” from iconic indie-filmmaker Gregg Araki.
The latest Subscription Video on Demand service available to Orange TV subscribers, STARZPLAY will be the exclusive home in Spain to STARZ most-watched original series “Power," while also offering access to a vast library of original content including such critically-acclaimed programming as "The Girlfriend Experience," "The White Princess", “Vida”, and “The First” and an extensive movie library at the touch of a button, for only €4.99 a month.
To celebrate this launch, STARZPLAY and Orange are offering a special 30-day free trial for new subscriptions to the service between March 28 and April 30. Subscribers must start their subscription within that window to be eligible. Orange TV customers who add the STARZPLAY subscription to their entry package can view the content on demand across supported devices (Set-top-box, Smart TV, Smartphone and tablets iOS/Android, PC/Mac and Chromecast).
“The partnership with Orange Spain creates an exciting opportunity to further expand the STARZPLAY footprint and to align two premium media companies to deliver STARZPLAY’s vast library of compelling content and a great user experience to all our shared customers,” said Superna Kalle, Executive Vice President, International Digital Networks for Starz.
Samuel Muñoz, Marketing General Director at Orange Spain, said "Such an alliance with Starz, the first for a Spanish telecommunications operator with this prestigious American media company, contributes once again to differentiating the Orange TV offer, as the most complete, with valuable content for the whole family."
At launch, Orange Spain customers with the STARZPLAY add on subscription will be able to watch the award-winning, fan-favorite STARZ Original series “Power” for the first time. The first season of the gritty crime drama will be available March 28 followed by the second season of the hit series on March 31. Subscribers will also have the opportunity to enjoy brand new STARZ originals, such as the premiere season of the surreal, millennial comedy “Now Apocalypse” from indie filmmaker Gregg Araki and starring Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff and Roxanne Mesquida. These will be followed by the full upcoming second season of the groundbreaking original series “Vida,” that will debut day-and-date with the U.S. on Thursday, May 23 New movies and series will be also added to the service throughout the month of April.
STARZPLAY is currently available on Virgin Media in the UK and Amazon Prime Video Channels in the UK and Germany, with upcoming launches in France, Italy and beyond.
“Power” is a visionary drama that straddles the glamorous Manhattan lifestyles of the rich and infamous and the underworld of the international drug trade. The cast is led by Omari Hardwick as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a man trying to escape his role as a drug kingpin for a legitimized life in the elite of NYC; Joseph Sikora as his brother in arms in the drug business, Tommy Egan; Naturi Naughton plays Ghost’s fierce wife Tasha St. Patrick; and Lela Loren is his first love, Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Valdes. Courtney A. Kemp serves as the creator, showrunner and executive producer of “Power.” Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon serve as executive producers. “Power” averages over 10 million multiplatform viewers per episode and is the most-watched franchise for Starz.
The surreal, coming-of-age comedy series “Now Apocalypse” follows Ulysses (Avan Jogia, “Tut,” “Twisted”) and his friends Carly (Kelli Berglund, “Lab Rats,” Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors), Ford (Beau Mirchoff, “Awkward,” “The Fosters”) and Severine (Roxane Mesquida, Kaboom, “Gossip Girl”), who are on various quests pursuing love, sex and fame while navigating the strange and oftentimes bewildering city of Los Angeles. Between sexual and romantic dating-app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy is going on, or if he is just smoking too much weed. “Now Apocalypse” is created and executive produced by Gregg Araki (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin). Steven Soderbergh (“The Girlfriend Experience,” Logan Lucky) and Gregory Jacobs (Magic Mike XXL, “Red Oaks”) also serve as executive producers.
About Orange Spain
Spain is the second market of Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with 264 million customers at 31 December 2018. With a value generation project based on convergence, innovation and quality of service, Orange is the second operator in Spanish telecommunications market, with a turnover of 5,349 million euros and an ebitda of 1,700 million euros in 2018. Orange is also one of the main foreign investors in Spain, with more than 31,000 million of accumulated investment, including acquisitions. Thanks to our brands, all of them of recognized prestige -Orange, Jazztel, Amena, Simyo and República Móvil-, we have the confidence of more than 20.3 million clients -at 31 December 2018-, who enjoy our fixed, mobile and television services.
In our commitment to include Spain among the leading countries in new generation networks and prepare for a new digital society, we are carrying out an ambitious project to deploy fixed and mobile super-broadband networks, in order to connect 16 million households to optic fiber in 2020 -currently 14 million households-, complete our 4G deployment –currently 97% coverage of population in Spain- and prepare the network for future technologies. Likewise, we diversify to acquire a relevant role in new businesses such as AI, Big Data, security, telecare or mobile banking. More information at www.orange.es
Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly-rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 10,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.