US premium pay channel Starz has acquired all North American rights to a German-produced feature film about a botched Viking invasion of Britain. The network has bought Northmen – A Viking Saga from European indie distributor Ascot Elite Entertainment Group. The deal hands Starz full North American distribution rights, including an exclusive pay TV window for one of its channels. Another drama set in a fictionalised past Scotland, Outlander, has this year proven a big success for Starz, which last week revealed its plan for an international SVOD service.
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