via press release:
COX COMMUNICATIONS LAUNCHES THE FULL MOVIEPLEX MULTI-PLATFORM EXPERIENCE – MOVIEPLEX + MOVIEPLEX ON DEMAND +
Now Offers All Three Starz Authenticated Online Services for Cox Advanced TV Subscribers – STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY
Atlanta, Ga. and Beverly Hills, Calif. – April 29, 2013 – Cox Communications has launched the full suite of MOVIEPLEX premium movie services from Starz. Cox subscribers now enjoy MOVIEPLEX, MOVIEPLEX ON DEMAND, and the MOVIEPLEX PLAY authenticated online TV Everywhere service as part of their Cox Advanced TV package.
Offering more than 200 distinct commercial-free movies every month, MOVIEPLEX is a popular premium offering from Starz that complements its other flagship premium services, STARZ and ENCORE.
The new launch expands the Cox premium offerings from Starz. In October 2012, Cox was the first distributor to launch STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY as extensions of its robust STARZ and ENCORE premium offerings.
“Movies are consistently popular with Cox subscribers and we are very pleased to be able to add the MOVIEPLEX channel and on-demand and online offerings to our lineup,” said Len Barlik, executive vice president of product management and development for Cox Communications. “MOVIEPLEX PLAY is a great addition to STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY for Cox. These TV Everywhere premium services further increase the value of what we offer Cox TV Online (www.cox.com/tv) and Cox High Speed Internet Bundle customers. Now, they can watch even more of their favorite premium movies anytime, anywhere, as part of the Cox Bundle.”
“Cox has done a terrific job in aggressively launching our new TV Everywhere PLAY services, and we are delighted to expand our offerings with them and provide even greater movie content for its subscribers with MOVIEPLEX,” said
Ed Huguez, President of Affiliate Distribution for Starz. “MOVIEPLEX represents a great value for our distributors and a terrific variety of popular quality movie programming.”
Current and upcoming MOVIEPLEX titles include:
I Know What You Did Last Summer
To Live And Die In L.A.
The River Wild
Sense And Sensibility
Scent Of A Woman
Married To The Mob
Wag The Dog
The English Patient
Provided at no additional monthly charge for Cox customers who have MOVIEPLEX as a part of their video subscription, MOVIEPLEX ON DEMAND and MOVIEPLEX PLAY provide on-demand and online viewing options for Cox subscribers to enjoy the quality commercial-free movies offered on the MOVIEPLEX services.
The MOVIEPLEX PLAY app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is available as a free download from the App Store. The MOVIEPLEX PLAY PC/Mac® interface is available at www.movieplexplay.com.
MOVIEPLEX PLAY offer robust online access to the best of the quality movie content offered on MOVIEPLEX. With a simple and intuitive layout and design, the application offers a new way to enjoy the wide range of premium content offered on the MOVIEPLEX channels and services. Resume functionality allows the user to seamlessly pick up from where they left off in watching a great movie or TV show on any registered device in the account.
Easy set-up of parental controls provides families with options for limiting content accessibility. Menus, screens and commands are optimized for touchscreens to provide a fun, but efficient, means to drop down and swipe through the quality content selection and viewership controls. Facebook and Twitter integrations let fans talk socially about movies just viewed on MOVIEPLEX PLAY.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of December 31, 2012, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56 million subscribers, including 21 million at STARZ, and 35 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX®, air over 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.