Encore Group for
the Starz Super Pak
Hundreds of Hit Movies Per Month Part of Addition to Cable ONE's Premium
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and PHOENIX, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Cable ONE, Inc., a
subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, announced a long-term affiliation
and carriage agreement with Starz Encore Group LLC (Starz Encore), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L, LMCb). Cable ONE has
agreed to carry the Starz Super Pak, Starz Encore's industry-leading
collection of big, hit movie channels, as part of its Cable ONE digital cable
Cable ONE will offer the Starz Super Pak for $11.95 to 52 systems and
719,300 basic subscribers, with full carriage availability expected by the end
of May 2003, including the following markets below.
Idaho Falls ID Ponca City OK
Pocatello ID Brookhaven/McComb MS
Boise/West Valley ID Roswell NM
Twin Falls ID Borger/Panhandle TX
Lewiston ID Altus OK
Odessa TX Aransas Pass TX
Anniston AL Duncan OK
Fargo ND Elk City OK
Sherman TX Dyersburg TN
Prescott AZ Miami/Vinita OK
Sioux City IA Natchez MS
Gulf Coast MS Clarksdale MS
Texarkana AR Grenada MS
Joplin MO Show Low AZ
Cleveland MS Kirksville MO
Columbus MS Globe AZ
Bartlesville OK Safford AZ
Ada OK Cottonwood AZ
Norfolk NE Port Lavaca TX
Ardmore OK Rio Rancho NM
"Cable ONE is delighted to launch the Starz Super Pak to our loyal
subscribers," said Jerry McKenna, vice president of strategic marketing for
Cable ONE. "Movie-lovers are going to find STARZ!, Encore, and the rest of the
Starz Super Pak a terrific addition to the Cable ONE premium line-up and we
pleased to make the great programming available in our systems around the
"In this age of fragmented television viewing, commercial-free, hit movies
remain the dominant genre of programming with mainstream and wide appeal,"
said Susan Geiselhart, vice president of sales, National Division for Starz
Encore Group. "With the exclusive movie-programming only found in the Starz
Super Pak, Cable ONE's subscribers will have access to an unmatched collection
of premium channels that is sure to increase digital cable penetration rates
and deliver high levels of customer satisfaction."
Big, hit movies in 2003 on the Starz Super Pak include "Monsters, Inc.,"
"Spy Game," "John Q," "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,"
"The Scorpion King," "Signs," "XXX," "Sweet Home Alabama," "8 Mile," "Austin
Powers in Goldmember," and "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers."
The Super Pak channels are fueled by exclusive, first-run theatrical
movies from Hollywood's biggest studios: Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood
Pictures, Miramax Films, Universal Studios, New Line Cinema, Revolution
Studios, and coming January 1, 2005, all theatrical releases from Sony
Pictures (Columbia, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics).
Cable ONE, the cable division of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO),
operates 52 cable systems serving 719,300 subscribers in 19 states.
Starz Encore Group LLC (Starz Encore) is the largest provider of premium
movie services in the United States with approximately 138 million pay units.
Starz Encore offerings include the Starz Super Pak(R), with up to 12 digital
movie channels and about 800 movies per month, and Starz On Demand(R), the
first premium on-demand subscription offering and the only on-demand pay TV
subscription service available on cable, satellite, and broadband platforms.
Starz Encore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation
(NYSE: L, LMCb), www.starzencore.com .
For further information please contact: Melany Stroupe, Manager of Sales
Training, of Cable ONE, +1-602-364-6372, email@example.com; or Eric
Becker, Director, Corporate Communications of Starz Encore Group LLC,
SOURCE Starz Encore Group LLC; Cable ONE
/CONTACT: Melany Stroupe, Manager of Sales Training, of Cable ONE,
+1-602-364-6372, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Eric Becker, Director,
Corporate Communications of Starz Encore Group LLC, +1-720-852-4065,
/Web site: http://www.starzencore.com /
(L LMCb WPO)
CO: Starz Encore Group LLC; Cable ONE
ST: Colorado, Arizona
IN: CPR MLM ENT TVN
-0- Apr/28/2003 12:05 GMT
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