Encore to Go HD13 May, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey
The Encore channel will be in high definition by July, Starz Entertainment said May 13.With 31 million subscribers, Encore will be the company's fifth channel in high-def.
“Consumer demand for HD movies, rising HDTV sales and continuing growth in Encore's 30-plus million subscriber base make Encore HD an ideal choice for our next new high definition offering,” said Ed Huguez, EVP of sales and affiliate marketing for Starz Entertainment. “Further, because Encore HD On Demand has proven to be one of the more popular offerings on the VOD platform in terms of usage, we expect strong interest from consumers and customers in this new channel. Encore HD will be a must-have for those who love movies in HD.”
Movies that will show on Encore HD include: Gone in Sixty Seconds, Cars, The Guardian, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Contact and The Mummy.