DirecTV, Starz sign multiplatform TV Everywhere deal
Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 18-04-2012
DirecTV has licenced content from Starz Entertainment to push out to multiple screens and platforms under its DirecTV Everywhere service, which is still in beta but is scheduled to launch officially later this year.
The new deal provides for DirecTV to continue to offer the Starz Entertainment premium channels, HD and on-demand services, and grants DirecTV the rights to offer the Starz Online and Encore Online services on its DirecTV Everywhere service for its authenticated Starz Super Pack subscribers, along with Movieplex, Indieplex, and Retroplex.
DirecTV Everywhere will offer about 600 top movies, originals and TV programming per month from Starz. And the Movieplex On Demand and online services will add about an additional 200 titles once launched.
"Providing our Starz Super Pack subscribers with online access to their subscription content from Starz through DirecTV Everywhere later this year will bring even more value to our customers," said Derek Chang, executive vice president of content strategy and development at DirecTV.