Last year, Disney made an agreement with Lionsgate in 2022 following a legal battle throughout Latin America over a dispute over the Starz brand following the launch of Star+ throughout the region. The agreement included offering a bundle which included Disney+, Star+ and StarzPlay, which launched last summer, but required three separate apps.
Star+ is home to live sports, iconic movies, animated comedies, local productions and original series across many Latin American countries. It basically a hybrid between Hulu and ESPN+.
Since last summer, StarzPlay was rebranded to Lionsgate+, and from today, Lionsgate+ is now available through Star+ in a number of countries across Latin America including:
Lionsgate+ delivers a deep library of entertainment told from fresh perspectives. Stream or download bold original series like “Pennyworth”. This will be similar to how Lionsgate+ is offered through other streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.
If you are already a subscriber to the triple combo bundle, you’ll have access to Lionsgate+ content within Star+, or you can now upgrade to the bundle to get full access to everything. As with other streaming services, the availability of Lionsgate content will vary between countries.
While it’s possibly a little disappointing for many fans in Latin America, who want Star+ and Disney+ to merge together, having access to the Lionsgate+ content within Star+ will no doubt be much easier for those people with the triple bundle, which is likely part of an agreement about the branding of Star in Latin America.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.