Free ‘Starz’ Movies Through Thanksgiving Weekend21 Nov, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Starz Entertainment through Nov. 27 is making available all 24 Starz and Encore channels for free to its network of multichannel video distributors (more than 42 million households), including DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse TV, among others.
Englewood, Colo.-based Starz said the free preview includes HD and 3D content on demand, in addition to movies and original series on Starz On Demand and Encore On Demand.
Content this week includes “Boss,” Gnomeo & Juliet, Just Go With It, The Green Hornet and Tron: Legacy, among others.
The promotion comes as cable and satellite TV operators (with the exception of DirecTV) again reported declines in premium video subscribers during the most recent fiscal periods.
Scuttlebutt suggests the departing subscribers are migrating toward over-the-top services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, among others, due to ongoing concerns over the economy and downsizing monthly cable bills. Cable and satellite operators (and Netflix) dispute those claims.