[01/26/18 - 10:00 AM] Video: Starz Offers Free Viewing of New Addictive Original Series "Counterpart" Premiere Episode The episode is available online at IGN.com, IGN's Facebook and YouTube pages, Starz.com, the "Counterpart" Facebook page, STARZ YouTube channel, and through participating U.S. cable, satellite and Telco affiliates.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ OFFERS FREE VIEWING OF NEW ADDICTIVE ORIGINAL SERIES "COUNTERPART" PREMIERE EPISODE
First Episode of "Counterpart" Available Online on IGN.com,
Starz.com, Facebook, YouTube and
Participating U.S. Cable, Satellite and Telco Affiliates
Beverly Hills, Calif. - January 26, 2018 - Starz announced the premiere episode of its new critically-acclaimed espionage series "Counterpart" is now available in its entirety for free to viewers via multiple television and online platforms nationwide. The episode is available online at IGN.com, IGN's Facebook and YouTube pages, Starz.com, the "Counterpart" Facebook page, STARZ YouTube channel, and through participating U.S. cable, satellite and Telco affiliates.
The premiere episode of the STARZ Original series "Counterpart" critics are calling the "best new series of 2018" (IGN) drew 1.8 million multiplatform viewers (and counting) on January 21st and throughout its sneak peek which first aired after the "Outlander" season three finale on December 10, 2017.1 "Counterpart" ranks #9 on new shows/series based on Live+SD Gross average audience on premiere night with 659K (Live +SD).2 "Counterpart" is "Certified Fresh" and has received a perfect score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.3
"Counterpart," from creator Justin Marks, MRC, Gilbert Films, and Anonymous Content, is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross... where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, "what if our lives could have been different?"
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Starz (www.starz.com) a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service. Starz is home to the flagship STARZ(R) brand and STARZ ENCORE channels and provides high-quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services, including the STARZ app. Sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming.
MRC is a leading film and television studio, specializing in the creation of content in partnership with the industry's foremost creative talent. The company develops, produces and finances film and TV for leading distributors including Sony, Warner Bros., Universal and Fox, as well as premier networks including HBO, ABC, Netflix, AMC, Lifetime and Comedy Central. MRC is the studio behind the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winning series House of Cards as well as Ozark, both distributed by Netflix and the critically acclaimed series Counterpart distributed by Starz. The company also developed, produced and financed Ted, distributed by Universal Pictures, the highest grossing original comedy of all time worldwide and the three-time Academy Award(R) nominated hit film, Baby Driver. For more information, please visit www.mrcstudios.com.
About Gilbert Films
Gilbert Films is the Los Angeles-based production company founded by Academy Award(R)-nominated, Golden Globe-winning producer Gary Gilbert. Through both independent and studio films and elevated television series, Gilbert Films' projects have been nominated for 18 Academy Awards, 11 Golden Globes, 15 BAFTAs and 7 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Gilbert most recently produced the acclaimed award-winning film LA LA LAND, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. He also produced the Academy Award-nominated film THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko, and starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. Gilbert and Gilbert Films' first feature, writer/director Zach Braff's GARDEN STATE, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was honored with the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Other recent credits include SAVE THE DATE, YOU ARE HERE, THE KEEPING ROOM, MARGARET, FROM PRADA TO NADA, HENRY POOLE IS HERE and MEET MONICA VELOUR. Gilbert Films' first television series COUNTERPART premiered January 21, 2018 on Starz . The sci-fi thriller stars Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons (WHIPLASH), and is directed by Academy Award-nominee Morten Tyldum (THE IMITATION GAME).
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media company focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. IGN reaches more than 156 million monthly users and is followed by more than 9 million subscribers on YouTube and 26 million users on social platforms. IGN also publishes daily content on Snapchat Discover. Established in 1996, IGN is operated by digital media company Ziff Davis, LLC, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc. IGN is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Sydney and London. IGN content is localized in 25 languages and 114 countries and hosted on websites and native applications on mobile, connected TV, and Xbox and PlayStation platforms. For more information, visit www.IGN.com and follow @IGN on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
1) Starz estimate of Nielsen Live +7 P2+ Proj (000s) for Counterpart 12/10/17, Live +SD GAA P2+ Proj (000s) for Counterpart 1/21/18, Nielsen Live +3 SOD, Internal estimates
2) Nielsen Live +SD Gross P2+ Projections of series premiere night viewing for HBO, Showtime and STARZ scripted series 1/1/17 - 1/21/18
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