STARZ! Kids Splashes Into Omaha on Cox Digital Cable
TO BUSINESS, ENTERTAINMENT AND TELEVISION EDITORS:
Exclusive Pay TV Home of Disney Animated Features
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-movie channel dedicated to kids ages 2 to 11 has arrived in Omaha. STARZ! Kids, now available from Cox Communications, features one hundred percent G and PG movies, 24 hours a day, all commercial-free. And it's immediately available to Cox Digital Cable STARZ! subscribers at no extra cost.
"We are delighted to launch STARZ! Kids, which adds family-friendly movies and incredible value to our STARZ! digital premium movie channel platform," said Mike Kohler, VP of Public Affairs with Cox. "We know that our customers want to enjoy commercial-free movie channels in a variety of genres, including children's programming. With the addition of STARZ! Kids to our offerings, we expand the scope of our dependable viewing choices for everyone."
The channel will draw on Starz' extensive inventory of theatrical movies from major studios and independent suppliers, including Disney, Universal, New Line, Columbia Pictures, Warner Brothers, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount, MGM, Revolution Studios, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Miramax.
"We are privileged to enjoy an unparalleled inventory of films geared toward young viewers, particularly with our recent addition of exclusive first-run animated Disney movies," said Christine Carrier, Cox Division Vice President with Starz. "Subscribers have come to rely on STARZ! as the best destination, as well as the leader in family-friendly, commercial-free uncut movie entertainment, and we are thrilled to make STARZ! Kids part of this great family viewing suite of movie channels."
Movies airing on STARZ! Kids in February and March include: "The Jungle Book 2," "Tuck Everlasting," "Piglet's Big Movie," "Big Fat Liar" and "The New Adventures of Pinocchio."
"Finding Nemo," the number one movie of 2003 and Academy Award(R) nominee in four categories, is coming to STARZ! Kids in May.
About Starz Encore Group
Starz Encore Group is the largest provider of premium movie services in the United States with approximately 144 million pay units. Starz offerings include the Starz Super Pak(R), with up to 13 digital movie channels and more than 750 movies per month, Starz On Demand(R), the only on-demand pay TV subscription service available on cable, satellite, and broadband platforms, and a suite of advanced video offerings, including STARZ! HD(SM), and Starz On Demand HD(SM). Starz is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L, LMCb), www.starz.com.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications (NYSE: COX), a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications company serving approximately 6.3 million customers nationwide. Cox is the nation's fourth-largest cable television provider, and offers both traditional analog video programming under the Cox Cable brand as well as advanced digital video programming under the Cox Digital Cable brand. Cox provides an array of other communications and entertainment services, including local and long distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the brands Cox High Speed Internet and Cox Express; and commercial voice and data services via its affiliate Cox Business Services, LLC. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media(sm) brand. Cox is an investor in programming networks including Discovery Channel. More information about Cox Communications can be accessed on the Internet at www.cox.com.
For further information, please contact Mike Kohler, VP - Public Affairs of Cox Communications, , ; or Allyson Taylor, Manager of Public Relations of STARZ!, , .
SOURCE Starz Encore Group; Cox Communications