A slate of Starz original series, including Power and The Spanish Princess, will be available in a Lionsgate-branded destination on the SonyLIV VOD platform in India.
LIONSGATE PLAY launches with more than 500 hours of content encompassing Starz originals as well as library movie titles from the independent studio. It will be bundled within SonyLIV’s content slate of programming.
The move marks the continued expansion of Lionsgate’s OTT portfolio following the recent rollout of STARZPLAY channels in the U.K., Germany, Canada, Italy, France and Spain. Starz already operates a successful SVOD platform in the Middle East and North Africa.
“We’re incredibly excited to team with a prolific and innovative content powerhouse like Lionsgate,” said Uday Sodhi, business head at SonyLIV. “With over 500 hours of premium programming at launch, they bring to our platform a great mix of popular Starz original series and classic Lionsgate catalog titles sure to resonate with our customers for years to come.”
“We’re excited to partner with SonyLIV to launch LIONSGATE PLAY in India,” said Rohit Jain, managing director of Lionsgate India. “Our collaboration is the latest milestone in elevating our brand in India, and we’re delighted to kick off our partnership with a robust portfolio of Lionsgate and Starz programming. Sony India has a reputation for bringing cutting-edge entertainment to Indian audiences, making them the perfect choice for us to deliver some of our most successful premium English-language content. Consumption of English-language content is still at its early stages in this market and, with this collaboration, we’re well positioned to fulfill that latent demand. This is a great starting point for our two companies, and we are excited about the journey ahead of us.”