BBC Studios signs deal with Lionsgate Play for premium British Dramas

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BBC Studios has announced the signing of a new partnership deal with Lionsgate Play marking the first ever deal between the two parties in India and BBC Studios Distribution which will see Lionsgate Play content portfolio boosted with British drama.

As part of the agreement, Lionsgate Play users will get access to five exciting scripted dramas selected for Lionsgate Play platform, spanning science fiction, period and contemporary genres. Lionsgate Play services are available in multiple regional Indian languages which is currently available on Play Store, App Store, Amazon Fire Stick, and via Airtel Xstream Fiber, JioFiber, and Vi Movies and TV.

“These programmes represent the cutting-edge of both BBC and British storytelling as a whole, and we’re really excited to bring even more choice to the discerning Indian viewer, through this deal with Lionsgate. In the midst of India’s dynamic streaming and entertainment landscape, we’re pleased that British drama and formats continue to find new platforms and an enthusiastic public reception in the region, and that these stories are accessible to as wide an audience as possible.”

Stanley Fernandes, Vice President for Distribution (South Asia), BBC Studios

Brexit: The Uncivil War, Class, Les Miserables, Pure, and SS-GB are the five scripted dramas from BBC Studios house that is onboarding Lionsgate Play portfolio as part of the partnership.

Rohit Jain, Managing Director, Lionsgate South Asia and Networks SEA, commented on the deal: “We are delighted to have partnered with BBC Studios. Indian audiences have always enjoyed British content and the unique content line up provided by BBC Studios covers various genres of entertainment. It is classic, powerful and ground-breaking. We are confident our viewers will be swooped into another world.”

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Basil keeps an eye on the latest happenings in the Telecom sector. In his free time, you can find him streaming the Premier League which he started watching in 2013.

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