RCN Launches New Starz Trio of STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY
Offers Customers Expanded Access to More Than 2,000 Monthly Titles of STARZ Original Series, First-Run and Premier Movies, and Favorite TV episodes
Princeton, NJ – August 6, 2015 – RCN, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone services, today announced the launch of Starz’s authenticated trio of online services including STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. With the additional online services, subscribers have access to more than 2,000 monthly titles of STARZ Original series, first-run and premier movies, and favorite TV episodes that they can access anywhere, anytime.
This move is part of RCN’s commitment to provide customers the most value with their Digital TV subscription. So far this year, RCN has enabled 25 additional “TV Everywhere” networks , bringing their total to over 75. That means RCN Digital TV customers can watch hit TV shows from over 75 channels like ABC, Disney, ESPN, FX, HGTV, and many more – whenever and wherever, on their smartphone, tablet or PC. Customers simply need to go to a channel’s website or download their app – then sign in using their RCN Digital TV login credentials.
“Our customers are looking for more content that is accessible on multiple devices and screens,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer at RCN. “At RCN we are continuing to expand viewing options for our customers, delivering a high-quality user experience while also enabling them to watch their favorite shows at their convenience, anywhere they want. We are unwavering in our commitment to offer our customers the TV they love, in a way that’s best for them.”
With the STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY trio, RCN cable customers will enjoy expanded features including:
RCN Digital TV customers who subscribe to STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX can enjoy the quality original programming and commercial-free movies offered on the respective services. To access STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY customers can download the apps free from iTunes, Google Play and Xbox App Stores. Customers then sign in by selecting RCN as their Digital TV provider and use their MyRCN credentials to finish the sign in process and enjoy immediate viewing.
PLAY device support is available for STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY on a wide array of platforms for displays big and small including Xbox One, Xbox 360, PCs/Macs, and personal devices including iPhone, iPad & iPod touch and several Android handsets, tablets and other platforms including Fire HD tablets, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+ and select Google Nexus devices including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. For a complete list of supported devices, please visit assets.starzplay.com/devices.
Additional information about RCN’s digital TV, Internet and phone bundles can be found at rcn.com or by calling 1-800-RING-RCN.
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RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com and www.rcn.com/business) provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, all-digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best ISPs in 2013 and 2015 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the top 10 rankings in the markets RCN serves on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through our proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of June 30, 2015, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.8 million subscribers, including 23.5 million at STARZ, and 33.3 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.
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