VOD is a very competitive market. Last October, NBCUniversal and Paramount announced the launch in France, before the end of 2022, of their respective SVOD platforms, called Universal+ and Paramount+, in competition with Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ or Netflix, already present in France. .From Godfather to Pat’Patrouille, Paramount+ arrives in FranceFormerly StarzPlay, the platform became Lionsgate+ at the end of September, with the backing of communication and poster campaigns (one of which is currently still underway in the Paris metro). But this Friday, November 4, Lionsgate announced the shutdown of its VOD platform in seven international territories including France, The Hollywood Reporter tells us. dollars incurred as a result of its reorganization. If they were however on the increase, the platform also only has 27.3 million subscribers worldwide. For comparison, Netflix records 223 million subscriptions. Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, has not yet announced an official closing date for the service, which is currently still available via Canal+ subscription. The platform will also leave Germany, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, Benelux and Japan.
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