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Vongo Software Included on Select Toshiba Laptops

26 Jun, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey

Starz Entertainment LLC announced June 26 that select models of Toshiba notebook computers will carry software for Vongo, Starz's Internet movie and download service, beginning July 1.

The agreement between Starz and Toshiba Digital Products, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., allows owners of Satellite or Qosmio notebooks to access a free 30-day trial to Vongo. Toshiba will place a desktop Vongo icon on every new Satellite or Qosmio notebook sold.

“By extending our prior portable device relationship with Toshiba to now also cover the company's popular notebook computer lines, we are able to offer even more mobile consumers immediate access to premium movies and video on the go,” said Joe Cantwell, VP of advanced services for Starz Entertainment. “We are pleased to continue our work with Toshiba and offer their customers even more ways to enjoy the Vongo experience.”

“We have seen an increased demand for mobile computing solutions that feature superior audio visual capabilities and offer customers the ultimate portable entertainment experience,” said Jeff Barney, VP of marketing for Toshiba Digital Products. “Starz Entertainment enables Toshiba to continue to add value for our customers, providing them with access to the latest Hollywood movies via one of the most advanced online video services available today.”

Starz has subscription TV and broadband delivery agreements with Walt Disney Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Miramax Films, Touchstone Pictures and several others to provide first-run movies, documentaries and music concerts.

Vongo offers more than 1,000 movies among its 2,500 video selections. Subscribers also have access to live, streaming Starz TV.

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