ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Entertainment's newest premium movie channel, ENCORE ESPANOL, launched today as part of the ENCORE family of services on AT&T U-verse® TV and Verizon's FiOS TV. ENCORE ESPANOL offers the same great schedule of Hollywood hits and favorite movie programming found on ENCORE, the nation's most popular premium channel with more than 33 million subscribers. ENCORE ESPANOL broadcasts its movie programming in Spanish 24/7, uncut and commercial-free.
"AT&T and Verizon will benefit greatly with the launch of ENCORE ESPANOL and enjoy a distinct competitive advantage in the markets in which they serve communities with Spanish-language households," said Ed Huguez, executive vice president, sales and affiliate marketing. "U-verse TV & FiOS TV are the first to offer this great addition to the Encore suite of channels and are well positioned to grow their respective premium businesses. "We look forward to working with our other affiliates to secure additional launches of the new channel in the future. The ultimate winners, of course, are the Spanish-language households that get to enjoy a great new service with a wide range of premium movie – and now also original - content that will appeal across the family."
"We are proud to be one of the first TV providers to offer ENCORE ESPANOL to our U-verse TV Spanish-language customers," said Franz Kurath, associate vice president, AT&T Content. "We know that Spanish-language programming is important to our subscribers, and with compelling movies and original content, ENCORE ESPANOL is a great addition to the U-verse TV lineup."
"Verizon is very pleased that we are now able to carry ENCORE ESPANOL with its movies and original programming for our FiOS TV Spanish-speaking households. This adds an important dimension to our overall Spanish language programming. We look forward to our continued partnership with Starz Entertainment and ENCORE to bring the best in viewing to our customers," said Verizon director of multicultural marketing Oscar Madrid.
Top movies on ENCORE ESPANOL include a wide -range of recent hit Hollywood movies including Alice in Wonderland, Up, 2012, The Bounty Hunter, and The Princess and the Frog, and other popular films including The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Nothing Like the Holidays, The Bourne Identity, Gangs of New York, City Island, Brooklyn's Finest, and The Scorpion King.
The first ENCORE Original, the "Moby Dick" mini-series, premieres exclusively on ENCORE and ENCORE ESPANOL on August 1 at 8pm ET/PT. "Moby Dick" is an on-screen adaption of Herman Melville's novel and features cast members including Academy Award® Winner William Hurt, Academy Award® Nominee Ethan Hawke, and Gillian Anderson.
About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® brands with approximately 18.8 million and 33.1 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX brands. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and is attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).
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