Starz Offering Exotic Vacation Prize With James Bond Movie Marathon28 Jun, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Starz Entertainment is giving one DirecTV subscriber an all-expense paid vacation ($36,000 value) for two to Virgin billionaire Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.
The promotion coincides with the July 1 James Bond movie marathon on DirecTV featuring 19 classic films, beginning 7 a.m. ET/PT with Dr. No and ending with Never Say Never Again at 4:15 a.m. ET/PT on July 2.
Former “Bond Girl” Olga Kurylenko, star of Starz Original drama series “Magic City,” will be included in featurettes throughout the month-long event on the Encore Channel.
“The Bond Collection” nightly lineup includes feature presentations of the following 19 classic films at 8 p.m. ET/PT, each night throughout the month of July, including Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice and Goldeneye. All 19 films will be available anytime in July to Encore subscribers on DirecTV Everywhere and Encore On Demand.
DirecTV subscribers July 1 through July 31 can enter the sweepstakes by logging on to www.facebook.com/directv and finding the Encore “James Bond Private Island” tab on the DirecTV page. Participants must “Like” the page (if you have not done so previously) and then follow the instructions found in the tab to enter the sweepstakes.
“This is a tremendous summer event, and we are thrilled to partner with DirecTV to offer this once in a lifetime experience,” said Stephan Shelanski, EVP of programming at Starz Entertainment.
The drawing is only available to DirecTV subscribers, and entries will be collected via the DirecTV Facebook page. Applicants must be a DirecTV subscriber as of June 30, 2012 to be eligible to win. Entries are accepted throughout the month of July.