CALABASAS, Calif., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions, and Starz, a leading integrated global media and entertainment company, have partnered to enable STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX subscribers the ability to enjoy premium, multi-channel surround sound for STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY services on the Xbox One® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The launches from Starz are the first authenticated online TV Everywhere services using DTS-HD audio technology.
"We are excited that the full suite of PLAY services from Starz will offer DTS-HD audio technology on Xbox One," said Geir Skaaden, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Digital Content and Media Solutions, of DTS, Inc. "We know that gamers who have always sought the highest-quality audio from their Xbox One experience will appreciate the incredible clarity and detail now available to them on the STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY services."
"STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY subscribers seeking an optimal home entertainment experience can now enjoy their favorite original programming and movies in DTS advanced, high-quality sound," said Ray Milius, Executive Vice President of Programming and IT Operations, of Starz. "With advanced audio technology, such as DTS-HD, the subscriber is more immersed and engaged with the content and enjoys a more premium experience."
STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY offer robust online monthly access to more than 2,000 of the premier movies, originals, and additional TV episodes from the respective Starz premium services. Provided at no additional monthly charge, the three authenticated online PLAY services provide a suite of easy-to-use, online viewing options for STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX subscribers to enjoy the quality original programming and commercial-free movies offered on the respective services.
STARZ PLAY offers more than 400 monthly selections, including 300 movies comprised of first-run films from Disney ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier" [January 23], "Iron Man 3," "Thor: The Dark World" and "Muppets Most Wanted") and Sony ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Think Like A Man Too") and other great films from a wide selection of Hollywood studios, and more than 100 episodes of exclusive STARZ Original series, including "The Missing," "Survivor's Remorse," "Outlander," "Power," "Spartacus" and the entire first season and upcoming second season of "Black Sails," debuting January 24.
ENCORE PLAY offers more than 1,500 monthly selections, with 300 movies and select TV series such as "Frozen," "White House Down," "The Lone Ranger," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I."
MOVIEPLEX PLAY offers additionally about 200 movies every month, including "Final Destination," "Look Who's Talking," "Meatballs" and "Wild Things."
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of September 30, 2014, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.2 million subscribers, including 22.5 million at STARZ, and 33.7 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks' third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution's home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences —anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into an array of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos, San Diego and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2015, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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