Starz, AT&T extend carriage deal

AT&T (NYSE: T) will be seeing Starz for several more years after the two companies Monday agreed to extend their deal.

Financial terms and many details of the deal weren't released, but the companies said the agreement would allow AT&T to carry the content on multiple platforms and covers Starz Entertainment's premium channels, HD, on-demand and authenticated online services. 

"Our agreement with Starz helps us with important strategic content initiatives and continues to give us more flexibility in the products and services we bring to our customers," said Dan York, president of content for AT&T.

AT&T's 3.8 million U-verse TV subscribers will continue to receive content on 19 Starz Entertainment premium channels and feeds; all 14 distinct Starz and Encore channels, West Coast feeds of the flagship Staz and Encore channels, plus Indieplex, Retroplex and the recently launched Movieplex.

AT&T U-verse's offering of the Starz Online, Encore Online and the Movieplex Online authenticated online advanced services also are covered by the deal.

AT&T subscribers can watch the channels on PCs, Macs, tablets and portable devices via U-verse TV, U-verse Online, U-verse Tablet and U-verse Mobile.

Starz is fast approaching the expiration of its deal with Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), set to end Feb. 28.

For more:
- see this release
- see this CBS News article

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