Avail-TVN has reached a long-term video-on-demand services deal with Starz Entertainment, LLC.
Under the deal, terms of which were not disclosed, the independent digital media services company will become the premium programmer's preferred VOD distributor.
The agreement expands the amount of content available for subscribers of Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand and MoviePlex On Demand to as much as 650 hours of content (350 titles) in standard-definition and 111 hours of content (56 titles) in the high-definition format, depending on the customer's cable provider.
The agreement also opens the door for Starz to utilize the full range of VOD services offered by Avail-TVN, including metadata publishing, distribution and asset management services to support various codecs, formats, quick turnaround requirements, distribution platforms, and advertising initiatives across North America.
Starz Entertainment will also utilize Avail-TVN's interactive Web-based asset tracking and management toolset Provider Remote Interface that allows for live updates to its VOD programs via automated metadata conversions, and provides for a broad array of services including appending, encoding/transcoding, delivery and asset management services.
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