ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Entertainment welcomes ENCORE ESPANOL, the newest premium movie channel, offering its subscribers movie programming in Spanish 24/7, uncut and commercial-free. Expected to launch for cable, satellite and Telco affiliates on August 1st, ENCORE ESPANOL will offer 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 will broadcast its movie programming in Spanish 24/7, uncut and commercial-free.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to offer Hispanic households an additional option for viewing premium movie content with ENCORE ESPANOL," said Ed Huguez, executive vice president, sales and affiliate marketing. "Hispanic household ratings over-index on ENCORE in viewership by more than 40%*. We look forward to meeting the needs of our key multichannel affiliates for Spanish-language programming with a great new addition to the ENCORE family of channels."
"In addition to offering a deep collection of recent and hit movie titles that appeal to all tastes and sensibilities, ENCORE and ENCORE ESPANOL leverage the exclusive studio partnerships we have with Disney and Sony that strengthen the newer, family movie content we offer on our channels," said Stephan Shelanski, executive vice president, of programming. "The addition of ENCORE ESPANOL to our collection of ENCORE channels helps bring families together to see quality movies at home, regardless of language preference."
Top movies on ENCORE ESPANOL will 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.
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).
* source: Nielsen Company via NPower, Jan'11 – Apr'11, Live +7 Cvg Rtg, HH, Mon-Sun 6a-6a, Subject to qualifications available upon request.
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