Lionsgate Channels

Driven by its deep pipelines of content and 16,000-title film and television library, Lionsgate’s growing suite of channels encompasses the STARZ flagship premium pay television network with nearly 25 million subscribers, the STARZENCORE network with over 31 million subscribers, and the Company’s partnerships in Pop, Epix, and the Celestial Tiger Entertainment channels in Asia.  The Company also distributes content directly to consumers through its over-the-top (OTT) streaming platforms.

Starz is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company providing premium subscription video programming on 17 domestic U.S. premium pay television networks and digital platforms with 56 million subscribers. Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original Series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming.

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Starz offers 17 uncut, commercial-free premium channels spearheaded by the STARZ® and STARZ ENCORE(SM) brands, in addition to MOVIEPLEX®, RETROPLEX® and INDIEPLEX®, which are available through select distributors.

Starz offers exclusive original programming and offers quality feature films on its domestic pay television services. STARZ Original series in 2017 include “American Gods,” “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Black Sails,” “Outlander,” “Power,” “The Missing,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” “The Missing,” “The White Princess,” and the documentary film Nude.

Exclusive first-run movies are from leading Hollywood studios including Sony Pictures Entertainment, TriStar, Screen Gems and Sony Classics. Starz licenses hundreds of feature films from a wide array of independent distributors and a vast collection of classic and favorite titles from all Hollywood studios, including Warner Bros., Fox, Universal, MGM and Lionsgate.

The new STARZ app provides STARZ streaming subscriptions directly to consumers and offers the first-ever download capabilities from a premium pay TV streaming service. Fans now have the opportunity to enjoy instant access to more than 3,500 selections each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from “Outlander,” “Power” and the upcoming “American Gods” and other TV content, to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Pop is a joint venture of Lionsgate and CBS Corporation, generating a strong slate of original programming. The partnership combines CBS’s programming with Lionsgate’s film and television resources.

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Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments, they live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore – they’re Gladiators, Tributes, Human Beings and Blockheads. Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity.  A channel filled with optimism, passion, funny and excitement.  A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll…it’s really just the beginning.

Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content.  Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”

Operated with Saban Capital Group and Astro’s Celestial Pictures, CTE reaches 15 Asian territories and includes Celestial Movies, Celestial Classic Movies, Kix, Thrill, cHK and Miao Mi.

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Celestial Tiger Engertainment (CTE) is a leading independent media company dedicated to entertaining audiences in Asia and beyond. The company creates and distributes branded pay television channels and services targeted at Asian consumers. 

Defy Media, a multi-platform digital media company and leader in youth-targeted content creation and distribution, generates 700 million monthly views. 

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DEFY Media is the definitive media company for the digital generation, formed by the 2013 merger of Alloy Digital and Break Media. The merger united two companies with strong legacies and expertise in creating influential and culturally significant entertainment properties for 12-34 year old consumers. DEFY Media creates some of the most popular content on the internet under its leading portfolio of brands, including Break, Clevver, Made Man, SMOSH, Screen Junkies, The Gloss, and The Escapist, together reaching over 125 million consumers monthly through owned web, YouTube, mobile, social, and emerging OTT platforms. The world's top brands partner with DEFY to build immersive advertising solutions that deliver unparalleled access to this influential audience. With uniquely integrated capabilities in content development, studio production, distribution and promotion, DEFY Media is built for content delivery in the digital age. The company is further leveraging the power of its creators and brands with extensions into merchandising and both television and feature film, where it is a producer of The Hustle (Fuse), The Devil Inside (Paramount) and The Pete Holmes Show (TBS), among others. Please visit us at

Launched in October 2015, Tribeca Shortlist, the SVOD service with Tribeca Enterprises, encompasses a selection of Lionsgate and Tribeca titles as well as critically-acclaimed films curated by Tribeca and A-list celebrities.

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Tribeca Shortlist is a premium subscription video on demand service with a mission to bring discerning movie lovers a new streaming destination – powered by human curators – for discovering and enjoying great films. Tribeca Shortlist features a high-quality collection of handpicked films that are recommended by popular actors, directors, insiders and influencers who know and love movies.

Launched in June 2016, Comic-Con HQ is an SVOD service formed with partner Comic-Con International: San Diego. It is designed to appeal to Comic-Con’s fan base and includes original scripted and unscripted series.

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A partnership between Lionsgate and Comic-Con International, Comic-Con HQ is an ad-free subscription streaming video-on-demand platform created to provide a year-round destination for fans to experience their world-famous events and enjoy highly-curated content including exclusive original series, daily entertainment news, an ever-evolving library of film & TV genre titles, sneak previews and special features from the latest and greatest franchises across comics and the popular arts.

Lionsgate partnered with Kevin Hart and his company, Hartbeat Digital, to launch a new OTT comedy service, Laugh Out Loud, in late 2016. The channel will serve as the exclusive home for all content created by Hart.

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The new over-the-top service will operate 24-7 and serve as the exclusive home for all content created by Hart outside his theatrical and live touring activities and include original series starring Hart — such as a hidden-camera premium original series in which Hart stars as an undercover Lyft driver.

“Lionsgate has always been a great partner of mine, and I’m more than excited to take our business and creative relationship to new levels,” said Hart. “I understand the direction in which the television business is headed, and I see this big new space toward which audiences are starting to gravitate. I believe that launching this venture together now puts us ahead of the pack.”

Laugh Out Loud will also showcase content curated by Hart along with shows featuring social-media stars and up-and-coming comedians. That will include a series starring social media personality Logan Paul, who generated 300 million video views on Facebook last month along with nearly 4 billion loops on Vine.