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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.

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