Starz has announced that Starz and Starz Encore premium pay-TV channels and services – including Starz and Starz Encore, and Starz Encore Westerns – will be available on the new AT&T streaming service DirecTV Now.
When DirecTV Now launches later this month, the service will feature eight Starz Encore channels, with more Starz channels to be added later, including the full Starz and Starz Encore VoD catalogues, including both current and past seasons of Starz Original series. The addition of the Starz channels and services to the forthcoming DirecTV Now platform was part of a recently completed comprehensive multi-year agreement that extended Starz’ long-time relationships with AT&T/ DirecTV Now.
“Starz is very pleased to join DirecTV Now and offer consumers another exciting new way to subscribe to our channels and services. Starz has got tremendous momentum in the marketplace as the fastest growing flagship premium pay-TV service since beginning its original programming strategy and second-most widely subscribed in the United States,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, Chief Operating Officer at Starz.
“With the addition of premium networks from Starz and Starz Encore, we are continuing to build a robust streaming platform,” said Dan York, chief content officer for AT&T. “DirecTV Now will give consumers the best of both worlds – a breadth of great content with the freedom to watch it anywhere, anytime.”