Starz is launching its STARZPLAY OTT service on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the U.K. and Germany, where subscribers will get new shows on the same day as in the U.S.
The service will be available for £4.99/€4.99 a month, with a 7-day free trial in the U.K. and a 14-day free trial in Germany.
"The launch of STARZPLAY on Amazon in the U.K. and Germany marks a significant expansion of the STARZ platform into the global market, providing an exciting opportunity for us to build on the success of our relationship with Amazon Prime Video Channels," said Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht in a statement. "These new channels allow us to extend the reach of our storytelling and bring the growing portfolio of STARZ original series as well our extensive library of hit TV series and movies to a new audience."
"Since launching Prime Video Channels in the U.K. and Germany a year ago, we continue to build on the selection of live and on demand TV channels for Prime members with over 120 channels across Europe, so it couldn't be more fitting that today we celebrate by bringing customers STARZPLAY," said Alex Green, European managing director of channels and sport for Amazon Prime Video, in the release. "It's fantastic we can now offer Prime members in the U.K. and Germany even more choice and quality, with the wide range of STARZ Originals, TV series and movies exclusively available on STARZPLAY."
The addition of STARZPLAY to Amazon Channels in the U.K. and Germany comes almost exactly one year after Amazon first launched its subscription video hub in those countries.
At the time, Amazon Channels in the U.K. included Discovery, Eurosport Player, ITV Hub+, hayu, MUBI, BFI Player, MGM, Hopster, Shudder and Heera, Amazon’s recently launched Bollywood channel. In Germany and Austria, Amazon Channels will make available Arthouse CNMA, E! Entertainment HD, Kixi Select, MGM, MUBI, sportsdigital HD, Studio Universal Classics and Syfy Horror.