Sunday, January 1, 2006

Starz Launches Subscription Movie Download Service

Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG) introduced VONGO -- a new video download application and service for broadband that delivers movies and other video content over the Internet for playback on Windows-based PCs, laptops, and select portable media devices, as well as on a TV.

Vongo subscribers will have unlimited access to more than 1,000 movies and video selections, as well as a live, streaming Starz TV channel, for a monthly cost of $9.99. Members may download movie and video selections to three eligible devices of their choice per account, allowing for multiple viewing options and family enjoyment. Additionally, select popular pay-per-view titles are available for $3.99 per movie.

Starz is using Windows Media technologies to power the Vongo service.

In addition, Starz has partnered with Sony, which will make Vongo a cornerstone of its new CONNECT Video service, to be launched later this year. http://www.vongo.com