STARZ originals to air on Canada's Super Channel
Michelle Clancy | 12-06-2013
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's STARZ originals on Super Channel – Canada's only national English-language premium network!
Super Channel has expanded its multi-year licensing and programming distribution agreement with Starz Worldwide Distribution. The output agreement, along with the existing contract, makes Super Channel the exclusive English pay-TV home in Canada for several STARZ Originals during the life of the series and their premium television runs, including Da Vinci's Demons and the second season of Magic City. Each will have their Canadian premiere on 14 June during a special two-hour programming block at 9pm ET.
Other TV series as part of the agreement include the widely anticipated STARZ Original series The White Queen, slated for later this year, and Black Sails from executive producer Michael Bay, coming in early 2014. VH1's Hit The Floor will also debut later this year.
The agreement also brings Super Channel an annual collection of movie titles distributed by Starz Worldwide Distribution. In 2013, movie titles offered include Silent Night, Wicker Tree, Howling: Reborn, F6: Twister, and Hatfield & McCoys: Bad Blood.
"Super Channel is very pleased to significantly expand our licensing business with Starz and bring several of the crown jewels of its original programming in an exclusive deal for our Canadian subscribers," said Sandy Perkins, vice president of programming at the network. "Da Vinci's Demons, Magic City, The White Queen and Black Sails have been amongst the most widely anticipated dramatic originals in the global content marketplace the past couple of years and we are thrilled to secure them as part of this new agreement, along with other terrific programming."