Starz Ready To "Play" On New Devices - STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, MOVIEPLEX PLAY
Support Launched For Barnes & Noble NOOK® HD And NOOK® HD+, Google Nexus
Devices, And More
STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY Apps Launched for Free Download in
Google Play and NOOK Apps™ Stores
Adds 3G/4G Cellular Access Feature to Connectivity Options
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 8, 2013
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz announced a vast
first wave of new device support for its popular online authenticated TV
Everywhere services, STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. The launch
includes support for popular handsets and tablets on Android and other
platforms including NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, and select Google Nexus devices
including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10.
Starz has also launched simultaneously availability of the free PLAY platform
applications in the Google Play and NOOK Apps storefronts. For a complete
list of supported devices, please visit
assets.starzplay.com/devices.Additional devices and app platforms are
expected to launch later this year.
Lastly, 3G/4G cellular access has been added to the service feature, giving
PLAY users an additional connectivity option in addition to broadband/Wi-Fi.
The PLAY services have a recommended minimum required bandwidth of 1Mbps, and
a minimum 2.5Mbps for an optimal viewing experience.
AT&T U-verse TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV and Verizon FiOS currently offer
the PLAY services for their premium subscribers to the Starz premium services.
Several new distributor launches are expected in 2013.
STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY offer robust online monthly access
to approximately 1,500 of the premier movies, originals, and additional TV
episodes from the respective Starz premium services. Provided at no additional
monthly charge, the three authenticated online PLAY services provide a suite
of easy-to-use, online viewing options for STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX
subscribers to enjoy the quality original programming and commercial-free
movies offered on the respective STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX services.
STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY are also available for iPhone,
iPad, and iPod touch as free downloads from the App Store. The STARZ PLAY,
ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY PC/Mac^® interfaces are available at
www.starzplay.com, www.encoreplay.com, and www.movieplexplay.com respectively.
STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY are accessible currently through
cellular, Wi-Fi, and broadband connections. Gaming console support is expected
to be launched in the future.
More about the PLAY Services
STARZ PLAY offers approximately 400 monthly selections, including 300 movies
comprising first-run films from Disney (Brave, Cars 2) and Sony (The Amazing
Spider-Man, Zero Dark Thirty, Men in Black 3, Hotel Transylvania, Looper) and
other great films from a wide selection of Hollywood studios, and 100 episodes
of exclusive STARZ Original series, including "Da Vinci's Demons,
""Spartacus," and "Magic City." ENCORE PLAY offers about 900 monthly
selections, with 300 movies and select series (Moneyball, John Carter, The
Muppets, Jurassic Park, Air Force One, Waterworld, The Flintstones and "North
And South"). MOVIEPLEX PLAY (Bram Stoker's Dracula, I Know What You Did Last
Summer, The English Patient, Donnie Brasco, The Amityville Horror) offers
additionally about 200 movies every month.
With simple and intuitive layouts and designs, the STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY,
and MOVIEPLEX PLAY applications offer fun and easy ways to enjoy the wide
range of premium content offered on the STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX channels
Family members can "PLAY" everything from great family films to the riveting
action and intrigue of "Spartacus" on new platforms other than television.
Resume functionality allows the user to seamlessly pick up from where they
left off in watching a great movie or TV show on any registered device in the
Easy set-up of parental controls provides families with options for limiting
content accessibility. Menus, screens and commands are optimized for
touchscreens to provide a fun, but efficient, means to drop down and swipe
through the quality content selection and viewership controls. Facebook and
Twitter integrations let fans talk about the latest episode of their favorite
STARZ Original series or big hit movie.
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^® and ENCORE^® 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, 2012, STARZ and ENCORE serve
a combined 56 million subscribers, including 21 million at STARZ, and 35
million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels
in the U.S. STARZ^® and ENCORE^®, along with Starz Networks' third flagship
brand, MOVIEPLEX^®, 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
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