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Comcast NBCUniversal and Starz Reach Comprehensive, Long-Term Agreement

STARZ and STARZ Encore channels will continue to be available on Xfinity TV platform nationwide. The companies announced that NBCUniversal will license content from Lionsgate for Peacock, its streaming service launching in April 2020.

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Peacock will have access to hundreds of feature films and shows from the Lionsgate catalog to stream alongside the previously announced slate of original series, TV shows, and films from Universal and other major studios. NBCUniversal will also license content to STARZ to be featured in the US and on its international streaming service, STARZPLAY, now available in 49 countries worldwide.

Under the new agreement, the STARZ flagship premium channel, as well as the STARZ ENCORE suite of channels – including Encore, Encore Westerns, Encore Black, and Encore Action – and related video on demand content will continue to be available to Xfinity customers with expanded distribution on the Comcast Flex platform and a path for an orderly transition to an à-la-carte business. Financial terms of the agreement between Comcast NBCUniversal and Starz were not disclosed.

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