StarzPlay has utilised its in-house technology, by providing its managed service that encompasses the StarzPlay Connect Platform to mark the successful launch of Lionsgate Play.
Lionsgate is a premium entertainment service in India.
StarzPlay Connect platform, developed by StarzPlay, enables the delivery of subscription management, billing, content management, video content delivery and connected devices.
The launch of Lionsgate Play service also marks the continued expansion of the company’s strategy to license its StarzPlay Connect platform to broadcast and telecom operators offering a cloud-based solution for providing entertainment services online.
Danny Bates, CCO at StarzPlay, said: “The deal to drive the launch of Lionsgate India, using our homegrown technology is a compelling win for StarzPlay. It further reiterates our leadership position as a premium provider of managed video services, highlighted by our ability to deliver against budgets and deadlines. With OTT SVOD services gaining momentum globally, StarzPlay’s proven competency – both in offering all apps and connected devices as well as backend technology – positions us a partner of choice for new enterprises that seek to explore the potential offered by this dynamic industry.”
Rohit Jain, managing director, Lionsgate South Asia, said: “We are happy to partner with StarzPlay for their technology offerings that helped us reduce the time-to-market and roll out Lionsgate Play. We look forward to working with their team as we expand our distribution in South Asia through our curated content. Our operations, since launch with Vodafone India, has had a great start and we are thankful to the StarzPlay team for their support.”