All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Starz’

Chromecast Gets New Games, Support For Showtime & Starz

Google announced the launch of new “family-friendly” games for Chromecast as well as new support for Showtime and Starz, immediately upping the device’s value to consumers. “Unlike other streaming devices and gaming consoles, Chromecast games are unique because they use the phone (or tablet) in your hand as the game controller and the TV screen in front of you as …

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HBO: We’re Not Losing Subscribers, Report Is ‘Simply Incorrect’

HBO has gone on the offensive following a recent report that claimed the pay-TV service was bleeding subscribers (thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime). “The research is simply incorrect. Both HBO and Cinemax services have shown significant domestic subscriber growth the past two years,” said an HBO spokesperson. The LA Times quotes HBO as saying they added …

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Netflix And The Like Gain Ground Against Premium TV Channels, Says Disputed Report

Update: HBO says the NPD report is incorrect, and that it’s not losing subscribers. Both HBO and Cinemax have shown “significant” growth over the past two years, according to the company. Meanwhile, NPD appears to have pulled the report. It appears that premium cable channels like HBO, Showtime and Starz are losing subscribers as online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon …

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Starz’ New Pirate Drama “Black Sails” Trailer Released Online

Do you find your life lacking some pirate action? I mean, it has been a year or so since the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie. If you’re jonesing for something pirate, maybe Starz new series is up your ally. Check out the trailer for yourself below: “Black Sails” is a re-imaging of the early years of the fictional pirate …

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Netflix Loses Out as Sony Pictures Stays with Starz

It looks like Netflix’s interest in Sony films wasn’t strong enough to shake things up. Starz and Sony Pictures Entertainment have just announced an expansion of their previous deal that will see Starz remain the exclusive home for Sony Pictures theatrical releases through 2021. The old deal saw the same agreement through 2016. Starz has been the exclusive pay-TV home …

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DirecTV Gets Starz Play And Encore Play

In October, Starz announced its Starz Play and Encore Play online services, which would provide online streaming access to movies and shows to paying subscribes off the premium channels. Today, Starz announced that it has launched the services for DirecTV customers. Customers who subscribe to the channels can use the Starz Play and Encore Play apps for iPhone, iPad and …

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Starz Announces Starz Play And Encore Play Online Services

Starz Entertainment announced the launch of Starz Play and Encore Play, new online services for the premium movie (and original content) channels. The announcement comes with a partnership from Cox Communications, which will be the first provider to offer the service. The services are offered free of charge to subscribers of the TV versions of the channels. The online coutnerparts …

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Google Fiber TV Is Still The Best Deal Around (In Kansas City)

During the initial Google Fiber announcement, the most exciting prospect was Google Fiber TV. Not just for the absolute insane HD quality that you’ll get through fiber, but the price as well. For only $120 a month, subscribers will get a router, a 2TB DVR, a Wi-Fi enabled set top box and a Nexus 7 tablet. Your $120 pays for …

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Netflix Q1 Report Exceeds Expectations

It was recently reported that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings might’ve raised a few eyebrows with the 68% increase in stock options he’d received in 2011, but the company’s Q1 earnings report might validate the founder’s $8.8 million in shares – for the second year in a row, Netflix has exceeded analyst expectations, and logged $870 million in revenue, with a …

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Netflix Lessens the Sting of Starz Losses With Oscar Flicks

Back in September 2011, a collapse in negotiations left Netflix and Starz unable to come to terms on a deal that would extend the contract between the two companies. At the time, Starz said that they had to protect the “premium nature of the brand” by making sure they keep the “appropriate pricing and packaging of our exclusive brand.” According …

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Spartacus: Vengeance Is Coming To A Facebook Game Near You

Spartacus, Starz’ popular television series, is launching a new facebook social game. Starz Digital Media announced today a sneak preview of its upcoming Facebook social game, Spartacus: Vengeance The Game, launching on January 27. Viewers can watch a sneak preview video teaser of the new series. Doing this allows them to “like” the game and sign up to be invited …

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