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DirecTV and Starz Renew Distribution Deal, Expand Online Agreement

Apr 16, 2012  •  Post A Comment

DirecTV and Starz Entertainment, LLC announced today that they’ve agreed to extend their deal so that the satellite distributor will continued to offer the Starz Entertainment lineup of channels, reports Deadline.com.

Starz also granted DirecTV the rights to offer Starz Online and Encore Online services on the satellite provider’s DirecTV Everywhere service, which is currently in beta, for its authenticated Starz Super Pack subscribers.

In a statement, Derek Chang, executive vice president, Content Strategy and Development, DirecTV, said: “We are pleased that the Starz and Encore premium channels and service are a part of our DirecTV Everywhere platform. 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.”

Ed Huguez, president of affiliate distribution for Starz Entertainment, added in a statement: “DirecTV and Starz have a long, symbiotic relationship going back to the early 1990s, and I am very pleased that we are able to extend and expand our existing business relationship. With great movies, ‘Spartacus,’ and ‘Magic City,’ the value proposition for subscribing to our multi-platform premium programming has never been better.”

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