DTS and Starz have partnered to provide STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX subscribers with the ability to enjoy premium, multi-channel surround sound for STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY services on Xbox One from Microsoft. The launches from Starz are the first authenticated online TV Everywhere services using DTS-HD audio technology.
“We are excited that the full suite of PLAY services from Starz will offer DTS-HD audio technology on Xbox One,” said Geir Skaaden, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Digital Content and Media Solutions, of DTS. “We know that gamers who have always sought the highest-quality audio from their Xbox One experience will appreciate the incredible clarity and detail now available to them on the STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY services.”
“STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY subscribers seeking an optimal home entertainment experience can now enjoy their favorite original programming and movies in DTS advanced, high-quality sound,” said Ray Milius, Executive Vice President of Programming and IT Operations, of Starz. “With advanced audio technology, such as DTS-HD, the subscriber is more immersed and engaged with the content and enjoys a more premium experience.”
STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY offer robust online monthly access to more than 2,000 of the premier movies, originals, and additional TV episodes from the respective Starz premium services. Provided at no additional monthly charge, the three authenticated online PLAY services provide a suite of easy-to-use, online viewing options for STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX subscribers to enjoy the quality original programming and commercial-free movies offered on the respective services.
STARZ PLAY offers more than 400 monthly selections, including 300 movies comprised of first-run films from Disney (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” [January 23], ”Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World” and “Muppets Most Wanted”) and Sony (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Think Like A Man Too”) and other great films from a wide selection of Hollywood studios, and more than 100 episodes of exclusive STARZ Original series, including “The Missing,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Outlander,” “Power,” “Spartacus” and the entire first season and upcoming second season of “Black Sails,” debuting January 24.
ENCORE PLAY offers more than 1,500 monthly selections, with 300 movies and select TV series such as “Frozen,” “White House Down,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Murphy Brown” and “Magnum, P.I.”
MOVIEPLEX PLAY offers additionally about 200 movies every month, including “Final Destination,” “Look Who’s Talking,” “Meatballs” and “Wild Things.”