After months of reports that Comcast would drop STARZ from its lineup today, it was announced that a new deal was reached to keep the STARZ networks on Comcast’s service. As part of this deal, STARZ parent company Lionsgate has agreed to add some of its content to Comcast’s new Peacock streaming service when it launches in the Spring of 2020.
“We are pleased that we were able to extend the partnership to Peacock and other businesses within Comcast while also ensuring Xfinity customers continue to enjoy great Starz programming,” said Dana Strong, President of Consumer Services for Comcast Cable.
“We look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with Comcast to deliver great content and great value to our customers,” said Starz President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch. “Our ongoing relationship with Comcast reflects our ability to unlock opportunities across all of our businesses to the benefit of our subscribers.”
Peacock will have access to hundreds of feature films and shows from the Lionsgate catalog to stream alongside the previously announced slate of original series, TV shows, and films from Universal and other major studios. NBCUniversal will also license content to Starz to be featured in the US and on its international streaming service, STARZPLAY, now available in 49 countries worldwide.
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