STARZPLAY arrives on Amazon Channels UK
Staff Reporter | On 25, May 2018
Amazon Channels has added STARZPLAY to its UK and Germany line-up.
A new channel from the popular US TV network Starz, STARZPLAY gives European viewers the opportunity to watch exclusive STARZ series all in one place for the first time, with future STARZ Originals launching exclusively on the same day as the US.
Available to Prime members through Prime Video Channels for £4.99 a month, customers can watch the brand new, highly acclaimed shows Vida and Sweetbitter, as well as all future STARZ Original series, popular series such as Boss, Party Down, Survivor’s Remorse, and Swedish Dicks, and a movie library that includes Requiem for a Dream, and The Hunger Games.
STARZPLAY joins Prime Video Channels as Amazon celebrates one year since launching its channels service in the UK and Germany, offering Prime members in the UK a line-up of over 70 channels, including live and on demand entertainment and sport, available as individual subscriptions, with no need to sign up to a bundle and anytime cancellation.
“Since launching Prime Video Channels in the UK 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,” says Alex Green, European MD of Channels and Sport at Amazon Prime Video. “It’s fantastic we can now offer Prime members in the UK and Germany even more choice and quality, with the wide range of STARZ Originals, TV series and movies exclusively available on STARZPLAY.”
“The launch of STARZPLAY on Amazon in the UK 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,” adds Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht. “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.”
At launch, Prime members with the add-on subscription can enjoy brand new STARZ Originals, including Vida and Sweetbitter. The first four episodes of each are available straight away, and subsequent episodes will launch on the same day as the US Starz network.
Vida is executive produced by Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away With Murder, Girls) and focuses on two Mexican-American sisters played by Melissa Barrera (Club de Cuervos) and Mishel Prada (Fear The Walking Dead: Passage), from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other.
Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their mother’s identity.
Sweetbitter is adapted from the best–selling novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, who serves as series creator and executive producer, and tells the story of Tess played by Ella Purnell (Ordeal by Innocence, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life.
When Tess starts working at the best restaurant in the city, she thinks she has found a steady income and a safe place to wait, but instead has found the group of people who will define her as a person and the opportunity to decide who she will become.