STARZ OFFERS SPRING FREE PREVIEW OF STARZ AND ENCORE PREMIUM CHANNELS FOR SELECT CABLE, SATELLITE AND TELCO DISTRIBUTORS
Spring Free Preview Features Movies and Originals on STARZ ON DEMAND,
STARZ PLAY and ENCORE ON DEMAND
Beverly Hills, Calif. -March 25, 2015 - Starz is offering an exclusive free preview of STARZ and ENCORE programming through select cable, satellite and Telco affiliates in the United States beginning March 26 - just in time to catch up on the first eight episodes of season one of the STARZ Original series "Outlander" before the remaining eight episodes of the first season return beginning Saturday, April 4th at 9 pm ET/PT on STARZ.
The Starz Spring Free Preview across multi-platforms provides a special opportunity for non-STARZ subscribers and non-ENCORE subscribers to preview STARZ and ENCORE premium channels featuring movies and originals on STARZ ON DEMAND, STARZ PLAY, ENCORE ON DEMAND as well as linear channels for select distributors from March 26 through April 12 (dates and availability of channels vary by distributor).
Participating cable, satellite and Telco affiliates include:
· AT&T U-verse - March 26-29
· Verizon FiOS - March 26-30
· DIRECTV - March 27-29
· DISH - March 27-29
· Mediacom - March 27-April 6
· CenturyLink Prism - March 27-29
· Cox - April 3-6
· Bright House Networks - April 3-6
· Comcast/Xfinity - April 6-12
STARZ and ENCORE premium channels will be available to Xfinity TV customers during Comcast's third annual "Watchathon Week" from April 6 through April 12 through Xfinity On Demand on TV, as well as online at XfinityTV.com and via the Xfinity TV Go app. Select STARZ and ENCORE programming will be available for download.
The Spring Free Preview will showcase the full breadth of STARZ and ENCORE premium content, including exclusive STARZ Original series "Black Sails," "Outlander" and "Power" as well as STARZ and ENCORE hit movies such as: 22 Jump Street, Maleficent, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Sex Tape, Think Like A Man Too, Deliver Us From Evil, Million Dollar Arm, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Thor: The Dark World, Muppets Most Wanted, American Hustle, Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, Heaven Is For Real, White House Down, Remember The Titans, Legend Of Bagger Vance, Elysium and many more.
"Outlander" is adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: The Next Generation"). Named 2015 People's Choice Awards - Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show, the series returns Saturday, April 4th at 9 pm ET/PT on STARZ.
A special, "national" screening of "Outlander's" mid-season premiere episode No. 109 "The Reckoning" is slated for 10 local markets in addition to the New York premiere on April 1st including Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Northern California, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and at the Phoenix Film Festival. In partnership with select cable affiliates, most of the screenings are invitation-only for cable customers. Follow the excitement of the evening with #TartanAffair.
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(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 December 31, 2014, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 57.3 million subscribers, including 23.3 million at STARZ, and 34.0 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R), along with Starz Networks' third network MOVIEPLEX(R), 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.