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DIRECTV and Starz Entertainment extend distribution agreement

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by dicethrower, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. dicethrower

    dicethrower New Member

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    DIRECTV and Starz Entertainment extend distribution agreement
    Monday, April 16, 2012 08:08:23 AM


    Starz Entertainment, LLC, and DIRECTV have entered into a multi-platform distribution agreement extension.

    The new deal provides for DIRECTV to continue to offer the Starz Entertainment premium channels, HD, and on-demand services, and grants DIRECTV the rights to offer STARZ ONLINE and ENCORE ONLINE services on its DIRECTV Everywhere service, which is currently in beta, for its authenticated STARZ Super Pack subscribers.

    In addition, the agreement enables DIRECTV to launch MOVIEPLEX, INDIEPLEX, and RETROPLEX, and the related MOVIEPLEX ON DEMAND and MOVIEPLEX ONLINE service on DIRECTV Everywhere.

    Financial terms and other deal specifics were not disclosed.
     
  2. tonyd79

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    The plex channels are coming to directv? Hope we get hd.
     
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    That's great news for those of us who subscribe.
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    And they have room to add them, these channels are all open, looks like D* was planning ahead
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  6. MysteryMan

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    Yup
     
  7. tonyd79

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    Didn't think the plex channels were premium.
     
  8. Alan Gordon

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    Probably because Dish Network offered them in their version of the HD Extra package...

    DirecTV could offer them bundled with the Starz package, Choice Ultimate, or they could offer them in the HD Extra package, or I guess whatever the heck DirecTV and Starz manages to come to an agreement for...

    Only Indieplex and Retroplex are available in HD. Movieplex isn't HD yet to my knowledge...

    ~Alan
     
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    I wonder if this means we'll get the remaining Encore channels or IndiePlex and RetroPlex in HD.
     
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    I believe they are offered at the medium package on fios, but only in sd.

    True. But those two would be fine.
     
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    I'm guessing they'll be on both Starz Super Pack and Choice Ultimate like Encore is.
     
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    I know back in 2004 when I lived in Orlando we had Brighthouse for a brief time and the 3 plex channels cost an extra $1.95 or something like that.
     
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    I liked IndiePlex and RetroPlex when I had Dish for a while. I watched them quite a bit. Nice to see that they will be coming to DirecTV "soon" when ever soon is.
     
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    Until last year, movie plex was actually a taste of encore to try to entice people to get encore. It is now its own channel.
     
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    Us Dish customers have all plex channels in HD except Movieplex.
     
  16. tonyd79

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    That would be two?

    ;)

    And I care, why?
     
  17. bobvick1983

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    Dana Carvey Church Lady voice "well aren't you special."
     
  18. bobvick1983

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    Unless it has changed it is part of the Platinum HD package, which I think is now called Blockbuster @Home. It is similar to DirecTV's HD Extra pacakge, it is an extra $10 per month.
     
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    If they added the Plex channels to the HD Extra Pack it would make it a much more interesting package.
     
  20. zimm7778

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    We've pretty much said this about almost any channel.
     

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