Auroras Adds Starz, Fox News, Playboy

Auroras Entertainment reached carriage deals with Starz Entertainment Group, Fox News Channel and Playboy TV for its IPTV service.

The pacts follow deals announced earlier this month with The Outdoor Channel, The Sportsman’s Channel, MavTV, Trinity Broadcast Networks (flagship network TBN, Church Channel, JCTV, TBN Enlace USA and Smile of a Child), TuTV and HorseRacing TV.

The company has been conducting field trails of its IPTV service since June, and it expects its full suite of services, including more than 160 channels, to be commercially available in early 2007.