Starz Entertainment Offers Affiliates More Starz/Encore/MoviePlex Subscription Video On Demand Movies, Originals

Apr 01, 2009, 10:00 ET from Starz Entertainment

Starz HD On Demand and Encore On Demand Add More Titles, MoviePlex On Demand and MoviePlex HD On Demand Now Fully Available

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- (Cable Show '09) -- Starz Entertainment announced today that more movies and original programming are now available for its multichannel video affiliates through its popular Starz, Encore and MoviePlex On Demand and HD On Demand services, respectively.

Specifically, Starz Entertainment has increased the approximate number of subscription video on demand (SVOD) movies/originals offered as follows:

    SVOD service:                     est. # of current titles (net change)

    Starz On Demand                                   100
    Starz HD On Demand                                 45 (+31)
    Encore On Demand                                  150 (+75)
    Encore HD On Demand                                15
    MoviePlex On Demand                               100 (+100)*
    MoviePlex HD On Demand                             10 (+10)*

    * = both now available to all affiliates

"With 20% of all VOD usage coming from our SVOD services where fully deployed, we know that our standard definition and Hi-Def Starz/Encore/MoviePlex On Demand services enjoy great popularity and are fueling our subscriber growth," said Ed Huguez, executive vice president, sales and affiliate marketing for Starz Entertainment. "According to Rentrak data from the second half of last year, this is more usage than that from all other premium SVOD services combined."

Starz Entertainment is the exclusive subscription television and broadband provider of Starz Originals (including "Crash," "Head Case," "Party Down," "Starz Inside") and first-run films from leading Hollywood studios including Walt Disney Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Overture Films, Miramax Films, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Pixar, DreamWorks SKG (select films beginning in 2010), TriStar, Screen Gems, Sony Classics, and Warren Miller Films. Starz licenses hundreds of feature films from a wide array of independent distributors including IFC, Yari Film Group, and Summit Entertainment and a vast collection of classic and favorite titles from most Hollywood studios.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz(R) and Encore(R) brands with approximately 17.7 million and 31.7 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

    Eric Becker
    Starz Entertainment
    (720) 852-4065 (direct)
    (303) 638-3469 (cell)

SOURCE Starz Entertainment