AT&T strikes new carriage agreement with Lionsgate’s Starz


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and Lionsgate’s Starz

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said Friday they have reached a new multi-year content carriage agreement that will allow AT&T to offer a full suite of Starz’ programming to customers of its DirectTV, AT&T TV and U-verse video platforms. The news comes a day after AT&T reached a deal with Nexstar that will bring broadcast feeds back in 97 markets after a two-month dispute. The company also recently resolved a dispute with CBS. Lionsgate shares rose slightly on the news, but are down 41% in 2019, while the S&P 500

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has gained 17%.

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