Starz Set to Launch Five New HD Channels

Posted Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 06:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Due out mid 2010, the expansion ups Starz HD offerings to nine high definition channels.

The lineup of new HD channels from the movie provider will include Stars Cinema HD, Starz in Black HD, IndiePlex HD, RetroplexHD and a west coast feed for Encore HD. All are presented in high definition, and with 5.1 channel audio Dolby Digital.

Ed Huguez, executive VP of sales and marketing for Starz says that thanks to the addition of HD channels in the past, their viewership, subscriber counts and customer satisfaction have been up significantly. Not surprisingly, he’s happy to see more HD Starz channels get out there. "We are pleased to extend the high definition reach of our channels next year and will begin working with our cable, satellite and Telco affiliates to bring them to consumers in the future,” he says.

No word yet on what channels will be available with what services, but expect to hear more before the speculated early to mid 2010 launch date.

Source: Press Release

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