Starz Entertainment And DIRECTV Announce Three New HD Channels

Starz Entertainment and DIRECTV announced that three new HD channels from Starz Entertainment launched today on DIRECTV, including the brand new Starz In Black HD and Starz Cinema HD offerings.  DIRECTV is the first affiliate to launch the new Starz HD channels, and now offers every Starz premium channel in high definition.

DIRECTV recently announced the addition of more than 30 new HD channels to its HD lineup, which includes the Starz and Encore channels.  Encore HD (East) is the third channel from Starz Entertainment launched today on DIRECTV.

The additional Starz and Encore HD movie channels are offered at no extra charge to DIRECTV Starz® Super Pack subscribers who receive monthly HD access.

“The combination of commercial-free premium programming, in high definition, and all part of an affordable monthly subscription, is a winning combination for consumers that brings great value for all movie-lovers,” said Starz Entertainment executive VP, affiliate sales and marketing, Ed Huguez. “DIRECTV has long been a valued affiliate partner of Starz and we are very pleased to see them launch successfully the new HD channels today.”

Exclusive HD movies coming this summer to the new Starz HD channels include:

Starz In Black HDLaw Abiding Citizen, District 9, Michael Jackson‘s This Is It, Pandorum, Obsessed, The Taking of Pelham 123, Lakeview Terrace, Hancock and the upcoming exclusive Starz Originals 8-part epic event, “The Pillars of the Earth.”

Starz Cinema HDAngels & Demons, Seven Pounds, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, The International, Doubt, Rachel Getting Married, Last Chance Harvey, and The Boy In The Striped Pajamas.

Encore HDThe Mask, Rush Hour 2, Signs, Reign of Fire, Happy Gilmore, Jaws, The Mummy Returns, The Rock, Speed, and Monsters, Inc.

Starz Entertainment is the exclusive subscription television and broadband provider of Starz Originals (including “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” “Party Down,” “Gravity”) and feature films.  First-run movies are from leading Hollywood studios including Walt Disney Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Overture Films, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Disney-Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, TriStar, Screen Gems, Sony Classics and Warren Miller Films. Starz licenses hundreds of feature films from a wide array of independent distributors including IFC, and Summit Entertainment and a vast collection of classic and favorite titles from most Hollywood studios, including Warner Bros., Universal and MGM.

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