News & Notes
approval and officially closed on its acquisition of premium cable network Starz in a cash and stock deal valued at about $4.4 billion.
The purchase was voted through with 98 percent approval from Lionsgate shareholders and 95 percent from Starz shareholders. The network will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate.
Lionsgate will release the China-U.S. co-produced animated feature Rock Dog (Feb. 24) and The My Little Pony Movie (Oct. 6) in theaters stateside in 2017.