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Cablevision Goes With Starz and Encore

Starz Play and Encore Play Join MSO’s Optimum TV to GO Service 7/10/2013 1:25 PM Eastern

Cablevision Systems’ TV to GO portal has expanded to more than 55 networks with the addition of Starz Play and Encore Play TV Everywhere services. 

The premium combo will add about 400 titles per month from Starz and 900 from  Encore to the MSO’s TV to GO lineup.

“It’s the time of year when everyone is on the go, and Optimum TV customers have tremendous flexibility of when, where and how they watch their favorite shows,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s vice president of video product management,” in a statement.

In addition to PC and Mac browsers, Starz has also developed TV Everywhere apps for the  iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and  select Android-powered devices, including the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, and the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets.

Cablevision marks the latest MSO to launch TV Everywhere services from the Starz stable.

Cox, Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications and AT&T U-verse TV offer the premium programmer’s trio of Starz Play, Encore Play and MoviePlex Play. DirecTV, Verizon FiOS TV, Time Warner Cable and Bright House currently offer Starz Play and Encore Play.

Comcast, meanwhile, currently offers Starz fare via its own TV Everywhere Web portal and the Xfinity TV Player app. In April, Starz said it hoped to offer Starz Play to Comcast subs by the end of the year.

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