USDTV'S 'Over-The-Air' Subscription TV Service to Carry Cable's Most Popular Channels
FOX News and STARZ! Expand USDTV's 'Best-of-TV' Line-up
NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Digital Television, Inc. (USDTV), a leading digital terrestrial "over-the-air" television service provider, today announced its "Best-of-TV" line-up of the Nation's most popular cable channels including a new agreement naming FOX News as USDTV's 24-hour news channel. The company also signed an agreement naming STARZ!, Starz Encore Group LLC's (Starz') flagship premium movie service, as USDTV's premium movie channel. The following channels are included in USDTV's initial channel offering: Disney Channel and Toon Disney, ESPN, ESPN 2, Discovery Channel and TLC, Food Network and Home & Garden Television, Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network, and FOX News. STARZ! will be available to subscribers as a premium channel for an additional fee. "Adding the number one rated FOX News Channel rounds out our offering of the best in cable programming," said Steve Lindsley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of USDTV. "Our collection of news and entertainment channels, including the premier premium movie channel in STARZ!, provides a compelling offering in a crowded marketplace. With our 'Best-of-TV' strategy, consumers receive great programming without paying extra for channels they rarely watch." STARZ! offers a steady supply of blockbuster titles including, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Sweet Home Alabama, 8 Mile, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Gangs of New York, Chicago, Anger Management and Bringing Down the House, as well as upcoming hits such as, Daddy Day Care, Finding Nemo, Hulk, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Lost in Translation. Hollywood studios supplying films to Starz On Demand include Disney, Universal, Sony, MGM, Paramount, New Line, Revolution Studios and Miramax. USDTV offers a low-cost alternative to cable and satellite through its subscription television service. In partnership with local broadcast entities, USDTV service provides customers with local, national and popular cable channels "over-the-air" in digital quality-picture and theater-quality sound in digital and high-definition formats. USDTV is available in Salt Lake City and launches in Albuquerque, N.M., and Las Vegas in the next 30 days. The set-top box enabling customers to enjoy USDTV service can be purchased for $99 with a $19.95 per month subscription fee where USDTV service is available. Prior to service availability in a given area, the set-top boxes, sold under the USDIGITAL(TM) brand, can be used as an HD Tuner to receive high-definition television programming. A single call to the company will activate service. The USDIGITAL(TM) HDTV receiver will be sold in Wal-Mart stores nationwide. About USDTV: U.S. Digital Television, Inc. is introducing the first "over- the-air" terrestrial digital subscription TV service in the United States using the new digital broadcast channels of local television stations. USDTV provides subscribers with cable channels and local broadcast channels in digital-quality picture and theater-quality sound, including HDTV, at unmatched prices. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information on USDTV, go to the company web site, www.usdtv.com . About Starz: Starz is the largest provider of premium movie services in the United States with approximately 151 million pay units. Starz offerings include the Starz Super Pak(R), with up to 13 digital movie channels and more than 750 movies per month and Starz on Demand(R), the only on-demand pay TV subscription service available on cable, satellite, and broadband platforms. Starz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L, LMCb), www.starz.com MEDIA CONTACT Troy McCombs Coltrin & Associates for USDTV (212) 221-1616 Troy_McCombs@coltrin.com David Olsen Coltrin & Associates for USDTV (212) 221-1616 David_Olsen@coltrin.com Eric Becker Starz (720) 852-4065 email@example.com
SOURCE U.S. Digital Television, Inc.; Starz Encore Group LLC
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