Starz Entertainment Group to Launch Two New Networks, Extending Family of Targeted Film Channels RetroPlex Built for Movie Lovers Aged 25-45; IndiePlex Will Showcase

Independent Films



Comcast to roll Out on April 3 on its Digital Cable Service



    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Entertainment Group, LLC
 (SEG) announced today that two new channels, RetroPlex(SM) and IndiePlex(SM),
 will launch on April 3, 2006, extending the company's family of targeted movie
 channels.  Comcast Cable said it will roll out the channels at launch to the
 majority of its Digital Cable customers as part of the company's Digital Plus
 service.  The two new channels are RetroPlex, which offer movies of the 1950s,
 60s and 70s, and IndiePlex which will run theatrically-released independent
 films.  Both will be commercial-free.
     "Our company's strategy is to offer channels that are dependable
 destinations for different genres of movies," said SEG Executive Vice
 President of sales and marketing Edward L. Huguez.  "Our viewers can find a
 channel aimed at them no matter what their taste, age group or demographic.
 These two new channels are a logical extension of that strategy.  The films on
 RetroPlex will target those in the 25-45 age group who love movies but are
 generally underserved by television programming.  IndiePlex will be devoted
 solely to independent films, a category that is surging in popularity among
 all ages and demographics, as demonstrated in the most recent round of film
 awards."
     Comcast Senior Vice President and General Manager of video products Page
 Thompson added, "Movies are some of the most popular programs we offer, and
 we're pleased to expand our Digital Cable customers' viewing choices with the
 launch of these new channels.  RetroPlex and IndiePlex join an impressive
 commercial-free movie lineup from Starz Entertainment Group."
     Huguez noted that the restructuring of the Starz and Encore channels last
 year was designed to make each channel a showcase of a particular genre of
 films, and that the two new channels will extend that policy.  RetroPlex
 focuses on the favorite movies of the Baby Boomers to the Gen Xers.  IndiePlex
 highlights independent films of movie masters ranging from Quentin Tarantino
 (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown), Martin Scorsese (After Hours, New York, New
 York) and Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape).
     The channels will draw on SEG's extensive inventory of theatrical movies
 from major studios and independent suppliers including Walt Disney Pictures,
 Miramax Films, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Films, Sony Pictures
 Entertainment, Columbia Tri-Star, Screen Gems, Revolution Studios and more.
 IndiePlex titles include Leaving Las Vegas, Trainspotting and Do the Right
 Thing.  Films on RetroPlex will include Five Easy Pieces, West Side Story and
 Patton.
 
     RetroPlex(SM)    Movies so in they'll never be out.
 
     IndiePlex(SM)    Films that broke the mold.
 
     Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG) is the largest provider of premium
 movie services in the United States.  SEG offers 13 digital movie channels
 including the flagship Starz(R) and Encore(R) channels with approximately 14
 million and 25 million subscribers respectively.  Starz Entertainment Group
 airs more than 750 movies per month across its pay TV channels and is a
 forerunner in offering its subscribers advanced services such as Starz HDTV,
 Starz On Demand(R) and Vongo(SM).  Starz Entertainment Group is a wholly-owned
 subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, www.starz.com.
 
 

SOURCE Starz Entertainment Group LLC

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