DALLAS and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and Starz Entertainment, LLC, announced today that the companies agreed to a multi-platform, multi-year extension of the Starz-AT&T U-verse® TV affiliation agreement. The extension covers Starz Entertainment's premium channels, HD, on-demand, and authenticated online services.
AT&T U-verse TV subscribers enjoy currently 19 Starz Entertainment premium channels and feeds; all 14 distinct STARZ and ENCORE channels (including ENCORE ESPANOL), West Coast feeds of the flagship STARZ and ENCORE channels, plus INDIEPLEX, RETROPLEX, and the recently launched MOVIEPLEX.
The agreement also extends AT&T U-verse's offering of the STARZ ONLINE, ENCORE ONLINE, and newly launched MOVIEPLEX ONLINE authenticated online advanced services for AT&T subscribers to enjoy great premium movie and original content on PCs, Macs, tablets and portable devices via U-verse TV, U-verse Online, U-verse Tablet and U-verse Mobile.
Starz Entertainment HD on-demand services for U-verse TV subscribers are five distinct HD channels, including STARZ HD, STARZ KIDS & FAMILY HD, STARZ COMEDY HD, STARZ EDGE HD, and ENCORE HD, an additional STARZ HD (West) feed, and the STARZ ON DEMAND, ENCORE ON DEMAND, MOVIEPLEX ON DEMAND, STARZ HD ON DEMAND, ENCORE HD ON DEMAND, MOVIEPLEX HD ON DEMAND, and STARZ 3D ON DEMAND services.
Financial terms and other deal specifics were not disclosed.
"Starz provides some of the highest quality movie content on television, and AT&T is pleased to have reached an agreement to continue to offer their services to our subscribers across platforms," said Dan York, president of content, AT&T. "Our agreement with Starz helps us with important strategic content initiatives, and continues to give us more flexibility in the products and services we bring to our customers."
"AT&T has historically done a tremendous job in selling our premium services to U-verse subscribers. We are very pleased to continue and expand our relationship with AT&T U-verse across various platforms. With such a robust multi-platform content offering, together we are in a strong position to drive further subscriber gains and increases in customer satisfaction," said Ed Huguez, executive vice president, sales and affiliate relations for Starz Entertainment.
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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 19 million and 32.8 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, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).