Verizon and Starz Entertainment LLC are offering FiOS TV subscribers an exclusive free preview of all Starz and Encore programming. From May 13 through May 17, FiOS TV customers will get a chance to check out all Starz and Encore premium channels and video-on-demand content.
“Starz and Encore programming is part of the Verizon FiOS TV Movie Package featuring an unmatched entertainment value for consumers, and this free preview gives us a unique opportunity to showcase our deep, rich content offering,” said Shawn Strickland, vice president of consumer strategy for Verizon. “With FiOS TV’s amazing picture-and-sound quality, our customers will feel like they’re sitting in the movie theater while sampling the hit films and series from these channels in the comfort of their homes.”
Keno Thomas, senior vice president, affiliate sales and marketing for Starz Entertainment, said, “The FiOS TV free preview of our programming is an incredible showcase for displaying Starz’s commitment to movies and specifically, an opportunity for presenting the unmatched collection of commercial-free premium programming found on the Starz and Encore channels and on-demand services. As witnessed by the ratings hit ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ and critically acclaimed comedy series ‘Party Down,’ Starz is also home to exclusive, must-see original programming that FiOS TV subscribers will have the opportunity to sample and preview for their enjoyment.”
Verizon offers FiOS TV customers a total of 21 Starz and Encore channels (channels 340-362 in standard definition and 840-850 in HD, including both East and West Coast feeds) in addition to Starz Entertainment’s IndiePlex and RetroPlex and the popular Starz and Encore on-demand programming. Starz and Encore are part of FiOS TV’s 47-channel Movie Package, which includes Showtime, The Movie Channel, IFC, FLIX and the entire suite of Starz, Encore and Plex channels and on-demand programming, for $15.99 per month. Customers who sign up for the Movie Package before Aug. 20 will get the premium package free for the first three months.
Starz Entertainment provides an unmatched collection of exclusive commercial-free hit movies and original series. During the FiOS TV free preview this includes:
Starz movies: “Bolt,” “Up,” “The Proposal,” “Julie & Julia,” “Obsessed” and “Angels & Demons”
Starz Originals: “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” “Party Down” and “Gravity”
Encore movies: “Hancock,” “The Mummy Returns,” “Parenthood,” “America’s Sweethearts,” “The Rookie” and “Far from Heaven”
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 565 all-digital channels including up to 140 HD channels and 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. 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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