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Starz(R) and ViP Fan Auctions Offer Up Opportunity to Own a Piece of "Spartacus"
Fans have an opportunity to own original props, sets, costumes and collector's artifacts from the entire series.

[via press release from Starz]


Beverly Hills, Calif., February 8, 2013 - To commemorate "Spartacus: War of the Damned," the final season of the global smash series, STARZ has partnered with ViP Fan Auctions to offer an opportunity to own original props, sets, costumes and collector's artifacts from the entire series.

The auctions is currently open, with new items will be offered every week at www.spartacusauctions.com. Since the launch, the auctions has generated an estimated 2.75 MM digital impressions through social media, fan sites, online promotions and eBay. Fan reaction has been incredibly enthusiastic and a tribute to the collectible nature of the Spartacus auction items. As a result, the "Spartacus" auction is expected to culminate as one of the premiere online television auctions to date.

"Spartacus" has one of the most ravenous fan bases of any show on television," says Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of STARZ. "Over the years we have had countless inquiries about owning a piece of the show. We decided to partner with ViP so those who love the series have something very special to remember it by."

"The 'Spartacus' Auctions will provide fans from around the world with a once in a lifetime opportunity to preserve a piece of television history," said VIP's Managing Partner, Mark Kaminky. "With new items offered every week, fans will have an ongoing opportunity to view and bid on key items from this ground breaking television series."

"Spartacus: War of the Damned" is the stunning final chapter of one of cable's most highly rated dramas. The show airs on STARZ every Friday, at 9pm ET/PT.

"Spartacus: War of the Damned" features Liam McIntyre (The Pacific, "Neighbours") as the title character. Joining McIntyre are Manu Bennett (The Hobbit, "Xena: Warrior Princess") starring as the iconic Crixus, Dustin Clare ("McLeod's Daughters", "Satisfaction") as the skilled Gannicus, and Dan Feuerriegel ("McLeod's Daughters," "Winners & Losers") as the loyal Agron. A now fierce Naevia is played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Colombiana) and wild Saxa is Ellen Hollman (Skateland). Joining the cast this year are Simon Merrells as Marcus Crassus and Todd Lasance as the legendary Julius Caesar.

About Starz

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 Channels), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com

Starz Channels is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) 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, 2012, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 55 million subscribers, including 21 million at STARZ, and 34 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R), along with Starz Channels' third network MOVIEPLEX(R), air over 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.

  [february 2013]  


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