Indonesia has a new player in the ever-expanding video streaming platform mix with today’s launch of Lionsgate Play.
Movie studio Lionsgate, through its streaming platform Starz, launched the Lionsgate Play direct to consumer OTT app containing a library of Lionsgate blockbusters such as Twilight and The Hunger Games (curiously, another major Lionsgate franchise, John Wick, was not in the app’s library at the time of this article’s publication), as well as TV shows such as Weeds and Mad Men.
The service, the second in Asia after India, is available for IDR35K (US$2.41) per month or IDR179K (US$12.30) for a one-year subscription.
You can access Lionsgate Play via a web browser here or download the app on Android and iOS devices.
In a statement, Starz CEO Jeffrey A. Hirsch said, “Indonesia is an exciting market for us. The large and diverse population, increased data usage in urban and rural markets, and adoption of OTT across all demographics created an exciting opportunity for us to launch Lionsgate Play.”
“We’re confident that our unique, exclusive and exceptionally curated content will generate a great response from Indonesian audiences.”
Lionsgate Play’s subscription pricing puts it in the price range of Disney+ Hotstar, one of the latest streaming platforms to launch in Indonesia. Both have partnered with state-owned telcos Telkomsel and Telkom for bundling packages.