Starz Signs Output Deal with Universal


Starz has secured a multiyear, theatrical output deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG).

Starting with the 2022 theatrical slate, Universal’s live-action films in the U.S. will become available exclusively across all U.S. Starz platforms in the post-pay-one window immediately following their previously announced pay-one windows. This includes the Jurassic World franchise, The 355 and Ambulance, along with Focus Features and Blumhouse movies and a selection from UFEG’s library of titles.

“This agreement with UFEG allows Starz to continue deepening our premium content offering for our subscribers with Universal’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed film slate that complements our existing extensive film library and original programming,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO of Starz. “This windowing strategy builds value to our subscribers and partners while expanding our deep roster of premium movies for fans of all genres.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Starz as they continue to build a comprehensive film offering with content that appeals to its broad consumer base with compelling new releases and iconic library titles,” said Peter Levinsohn, vice chairman and chief distribution officer for UFEG. “This agreement reflects UFEG’s commitment to flexibility in building value through our distribution capabilities and constantly refreshing our content across multiple platform partners.”