Starz Entertainment announced on Oct. 15th that it will launch new high definition (HD) premium movie channels, Starz Comedy HD, Starz Edge HD and Starz Kids & Family HD. The new HD channels, together with their flagship Starz HD channel, comprise the largest package of premium HD channels currently available on television.
The three new channels are high definition East Coast feeds of the
Starz Comedy, Starz Edge, and Starz Kids & Family. They join the flagship
Starz HD channels, which are available in East and West Coast feeds. All
five Starz HD offerings are presented in Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 surround
sound, providing up to 5.1 separate channels of crystal-clear digital surround sound.
The new channels, along with Starz HD, are available at no extra cost to DIRECTV’s Starz(R) Super Pack subscribers with DIRECTV’s newest generation of advanced HD set-top boxes and HD DVRs. DIRECTV is the first affiliate to offer these new channels to its subscribers.
The Starz HD channels on DIRECTV:
— Starz Kids & Family HD: Channel 518
— Starz Comedy HD: Channel 519
— Starz HD (East): Channel 520
— Starz HD (West) Channel 521
— Starz Edge HD: Channel 522
Movies currently airing exclusively in high definition on the Starz HD channels include: Cars, Scary Movie 4, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Gridiron Gang, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Top HD titles coming soon include: Ghost Rider and The Pursuit of Happyness.