via press release:
Super Channel Expands Exclusive Licensing Deal with Starz Worldwide Distribution in Canada for STARZ Original Series and Other TV/Movie Programming
Major Expanded Multi-year Output Agreement Will Bring from STARZ “Da Vinci’s Demons,” Second Season of “Magic City,” “The White Queen,” and “Black Sails,”VH1’s “Hit The Floor,” Movies and More
Edmonton, Alberta and Beverly Hills, Calif. – June 11, 2013 – Super Channel, Canada’s only national English pay television network, is very pleased to announce a newly expanded multi-year licensing and programming distribution agreement with Starz Worldwide Distribution that will greatly expand the original programming coming to its subscribers.
The output agreement, along with the existing contract, makes Super Channel the exclusive English pay television home in Canada for several STARZ Originals during the life of the series and their premium television runs including David S. Goyer’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” (Tom Riley), and the second season of “Magic City” (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, James Caan). Each will have their Canadian premiere on June 14, 2013 during a special two-hour programming block at 9pm ET.
Other TV series as part of the agreement include the widely anticipated STARZ Original series “The White Queen” (Max Irons, Rebecca Ferguson) later this year and “Black Sails” from executive producer Michael Bay coming in early 2014. VH1’s “Hit The Floor” (Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise, Charlotte Ross) will also debut later this year.
The agreement also brings to Super Channel an annual collection of movie titles distributed by Starz Worldwide Distribution. In 2013, movie titles offered include Silent Night, Wicker Tree, Howling: Reborn, F6: Twister, and Hatfield & McCoys: Bad Blood.
“Super Channel is very pleased to significantly expand our licensing business with Starz and bring several of the crown jewels of its original programming in an exclusive deal for our Canadian subscribers,” said Sandy Perkins, Vice President of Programming at Super Channel. “‘Da Vinci’s Demons’, ‘Magic City,’ ‘The White Queen,’ and ‘Black Sails’ have been amongst the most widely anticipated dramatic originals in the global content marketplace the past couple of years and we are thrilled to secure them as part of this new agreement, along with other terrific programming.”
“This output agreement reflects the strong commitment from Super Channel in Canada to the Starz product line. We have maintained a long and fruitful relationship with Super Channel and are really excited to solidify that relationship with this multi-year commitment,” said Gene George, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Distribution for Starz.
About Super Channel
Super Channel is Canada’s only national English pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.
Super Channel’s vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies, series, documentaries and fights. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.
Super Channel (www.superchannel.ca) is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Anyplace TV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, TELUS and other regional providers.
About Starz Worldwide Distribution
Starz Worldwide Distribution (www.starzglobal.com) is a leading global distributor of movies, television series, documentaries, children’s programming, and other video content. Starz Worldwide Distribution licenses and syndicates STARZ Original series and other owned and licensed third party programming on a worldwide basis. Starz Worldwide Distribution’s partnerships with independent producers provide high-quality and diverse programming to its clients, while its experience in the field distinguishes it as a premier supplier in the global content marketplace. Starz Worldwide Distribution is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.