[02/21/12 - 07:02 AM]
Super Channel Strikes "Magic City" Licensing Deal in Canada with Starz Media
"Magic City" will premiere in Canada coinciding with its U.S. broadcast Starz release on Friday, April 6.

[via press release from Starz]

Super Channel Strikes "Magic City" Licensing Deal in Canada with Starz Media

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Edmonton, Alberta and Burbank, Calif. - February 21, 2012 - Super Channel, Canada's only national English pay television network, is pleased to announce a multi-year licensing and programming distribution pact with Starz Media Worldwide Distribution for the eagerly anticipated upcoming STARZ Original series, "Magic City," and several other feature films.

The agreement makes Super Channel the exclusive English pay television home for "Magic City" during the life of the series and its premium television run. "Magic City" will premiere in Canada coinciding with its U.S. broadcast STARZ release April 6, 2012.

The agreement also covers more than a dozen movie titles distributed by Starz Media Worldwide Distribution including; Beautiful Boy, Happythankyoumoreplease, Kill the Irishman, Meet Monica Velour, and Sinners and Saints.

"Super Channel is delighted to land 'Magic City' for its Spring 2012 slate. The STARZ series looks so cinematic and the production values are extraordinary. 'Magic City' is one of the most talked about properties on the market today," said Sandy Perkins, vice president of programming at Super Channel. "'Magic City' will be a terrific companion series to the STARZ Original series, 'Boss,' which we licensed recently from Lionsgate and will air back-to-back with 'Magic City.' We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Starz Media acquiring movies, series ('Onion News Network,' 'Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up'), documentaries ('Starz Inside series'), and specials ('Independent Spirit Awards'), and we are very pleased to bring even more movies and this top series to our subscribers."

"The international licensing of 'Magic City' has already been extremely robust and we are very pleased that 'Magic City' and some of our top licensed movie programming will end up on Super Channel in Canada," said Gene George, executive vice president of worldwide distribution for Starz Media. "We have a long-standing relationship with Sandy and her team and we are very excited Super Channel will bring this high-quality, premium series and its globally appealing cast to viewers in Canada."

About "Magic City"

Set in Miami's Miramar Playa Hotel, the alluring new STARZ Original drama stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, "Grey's Anatomy," Dibbuk Box), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Max Payne) and Danny Huston (The Kingdom, Children of Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine). They star alongside an ensemble cast including Steven Strait (City Island), Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction), Jessica Marais ("Packed to the Rafters"), Yul Vazquez (The A-Team, American Gangster), Dominik Garcia-Lorido (City Island), Kelly Lynch (Drugstore Cowboy, Charlie's Angels) and Elena Satine (Just Go With It).

"Magic City" was created by writer and executive producer Mitch Glazer ("The Recruit," "Scrooged"), who grew up in the glamorous, ominous world of late 1950s Miami Beach, frequenting the lobbies of iconic Miami hotels. Geyer Kosinski (Changeling, The Astronaut Farmer) also executive produces the series along with co-executive producer Ed Bianchi ("Deadwood") and Emmy Award(R) winning producer Dwayne Shattuck ("Mad Men").

About Super Channel

Super Channel is Canada's only national English pay television network, consisting of two 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 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 PersonalTV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, TELUS and other regional providers.

About Starz Media

Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Anchor Bay Entertainment, Anchor Bay Films, Film Roman and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that content, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, broadcasters, ad-supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media (www.starzglobal.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).

  [february 2012]  


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