Hulu in Japan has acquired the SVOD rights to premiere Starz horror series Ash vs Evil Dead, and seasons one and two of drama series Power. This new deal follows Hulu in Japan’s license of Black Sails from Starz Digital in January 2016, which became one of the top three performing series for the Japanese SVOD service. In additional Starz news, Starz Play Arabia, the on demand video streaming service in Saudi Arabia, has appointed chief strategy officer John Penney as chairman of the board of directors. In his new role, which he will hold alongside his position as chief strategy officer, he will lead the board and management of Starz Play Arabia, counsel and advise the president, and support the company’s directors.

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