Starz! Unlocks The Motorcycle Diaries


Starz Entertainment Group LLC’s Starz! Monday acquired the exclusive pay TV rights to Academy Award-winning film The Motorcycle Diaries.

Set to premiere on the network in August, the film won this year’s Oscar for “Best Song” for “Al Otro Lado Del Rio,” and Jose Rivera was nominated for “Best Screenplay.”

The Motorcycle Diaries, which stars Gael Garcia Bernal, was based on the journals of Cuban Revolution leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who recounts the adventures he and best friend Alberto Granado had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.