Starz is not normally known for being in the production business, but as one of the leaders in cable movie distribution.
Starz Entertainment Introduces Starz Play and Internet Distribution:
Starz Media, announced its premium movie channels will be available to Verizon’s eight million internet customers.
Starz spokesperson, Tom Southwick has stated that “Starz did not have the ability,” to market Vongo as a stand alone service.
This is Starz first wholesale agreement.
With Verizon’s thirst to expand its reach into mass market media, the Starz agreement is the imprint Verizon needs to gain further access to home entertainment.
Starz has agreements with Disney and Sony Studios to offer films through their online service.
Verizon headquartered in New York City is a blue chip Dow Industrial 30 company with nearly a quarter million employees in its workforce.