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Verizon, Starz Entertainment announce new Fios TV agreement

MUMBAI: Verizon and Starz Entertainment in the US have announced a new, multi-year agreement that extends and expands the Fiox TV affiliation agreement between the companies.


As part of the new comprehensive deal, Verizon will continue to offer the full complement of Starz Entertainment‘s offerings, including its premium linear and HD channels, On Demand, HD On Demand and onlineservices.
 
The new agreement secures rights for Verizon to offer its Fios TV customers 23 Straz and Encore channels, the respective HD channels, and the associated Starz Entertainment subscription VOD offerings including Straz On Demand.. It also enables Verizon to offer Fios TV customers Movieplex as well as other premium services in the future.


Verizon VP of content strategy and acquisition Terry Denson said, "Offering hit movies and exciting originals across multiple platforms from Starz and Encore is a great benefit for our Fios customers. Putting the best in premium programming in the hands of consumers is just one of the many ways in which Fios delivers the best entertainment value in the marketplace." 
 
Starz Entertainment executive VP sales and affiliate relations Ed Huguez said, "Starz is very pleased to build upon the successful business relationship with Verizon and provide the best value in exclusive hit movies and compelling original programming today. Verizon has been an industry leader in offering the best video content for its Fios TV customers, and we look forward to working with them to enhance the premium experience for their STARZ and Encore subscribers."


The Starz Entertainment programming is part of Fios TV‘s broad overall collection, which offers more than 520 all-digital channels including up to 146 HD channels. Starz programming on Fios features 23 premium channels as well as video-on-demand content that now includes 3D movies. Fios also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.
 

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