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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

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…

Netflix Loses Starz Content as Prices Increase

Two interesting things just happened in the world of Netflix. First, those much-talked-about and generally despised price changes went into effect. Second, Netflix lost all of its Starz content. Starz called off talks in the contract renewal process, leaving Netflix…

Starz Introduces

Cable network Starz said today it is launching its first social media game on Facebook, “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” and an iPad app for its “Spartacus” original series.

The Beta version of the game will launch on January 6 to the first 10,000 “Spartacus” fans who register on Facebook.

A full launch of the “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” game is set for January 20, before the broadcast of the series on January 21.