Stan extends deal with Hollywood studio Lionsgate

Nine Entertainment Co’s streaming platform Stan has signed a new multi-year partnership with US studio Lionsgate and its network, Starz, securing a new slate of scripted dramas and theatrical films.

Under the new deal, Stan will exclusively premiere several new shows, including the espionage drama, Gray, the sequel to the historical fiction series, Spartacus, and the mockumentary, Welcome to Flatch.

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The theatrical films in the new deal include the drama, White Bird, and the psychological thriller, Alice, Darling. All these are in addition to existing Lionsgate series such as Mad Men, Weeds, The Spanish Princess, Anger Management and The Girlfriend Experience.

This deal extension comes after Stan inked a content development partnership with Lionsgate in 2022, which saw the Hollywood studio partner up with a local platform to create Australian content for the first time.

Stan chief executive officer Martin Kugeler said: “Over the years, Lionsgate and Starz have produced some of the most exciting Hollywood TV shows and movies, with Gaslit, the Power franchise, Minx and The Serpent Queen proving very successful for our service. We can not wait to bring the new shows to Australian audiences.

“This deal is a testament to our longstanding partnership with Lionsgate and Starz, and is the latest addition to our existing content agreements with major Hollywood studios. This deal ensures an even stronger line up of exclusive Hollywood and global content complementing our Australian Originals on Stan.”

Lionsgate president of worldwide television distribution Jim Packer said: “We’re pleased to expand our successful relationship with Stan.

“The agreement reaffirms the enormous value of our content to platform partners worldwide while allowing us to bring Australian audiences a deep slate of signature Lionsgate and Starz properties, from exciting new shows like the Spartacus sequel to beloved film & TV brands La La Land and Mad Men.”

In 2022, Stan also secured a multi-year content partnership with Sony Pictures Television, securing titles such as Better Call Saul and Spider-Man.


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