AT&T U-verse TV adds Starz TV Everywhere access
Michelle Clancy | 18-12-2012
AT&T U-verse IPTV subscribers that carry subscriptions for the Starz, Encore and MoviePlex premium cable nets, can now authenticate into the networks' respective 'Play' apps for TV Everywhere.
The AT&T U-verse TV launch of MoviePlex Play is Starz Entertainment's first for the authenticated online premium service.
Provided at no additional monthly charge for Starz subscribers, the three authenticated online Play services offer original programming and commercial-free movies. They are all available via dedicated apps for iPad, and iPod touch, or on the Web at www.starzplay.com, www.encoreplay.com, and www.movieplexplay.com.
"We're very pleased to further expand our Starz offering and give U-verse customers access to [our content] online and across mobile and tablet apps," said Jeff Weber, president content and advertising sales at AT&T. "We are delighted to be the first service to launch MoviePlex Play and provide even more options for our premium customers to enjoy great movies and original programming from Starz across multiple platforms."
"The Play services have been warmly received in the marketplace and are in great demand from our distributors. We are very happy that AT&T is now on board as the latest launch partner and able to help debut the new MoviePlex Play service," said Ed Huguez, president of affiliate distribution for Starz Entertainment. "The Play platforms are an exciting way for premium subscribers to enjoy the great depth and breadth of programming offered across the three flagship services from Starz."
AT&T U-verse also offers Starz Online, Encore Online and MoviePlex Online authenticated online services via U-verse TV, Uverse.com and the U-verse TV Everywhere app for tablets and smartphones.