Starz! Enhances ‘Ticket on Real Movies’

“Starz! Ticket on Real Movies” now has 50% more titles and a progressive-download feature, Starz Encore Group LLC and RealNetworks Inc. announced Monday.

The premium-subscription-movie service delivered to PCs via high-speed broadband connections now boasts 150 new releases and classic Hollywood titles, the companies said.

And the progressive-download feature enables viewers to begin watching movies while their downloads are in progress, Starz Encore and RNI added.

Hollywood studios supplying films to Starz! Ticket on Real Movies include The Walt Disney Co., Universal Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, New Line Studios, Revolution Studios and Miramax.

“With this free upgrade to the service, Starz! Ticket users have an even greater selection of classic films, such as Taxi Driver and The French Connection, in addition to pay TV movies found exclusively on Starz! and Starz! Ticket on Real Movies, including Lost in Translation, Mona Lisa Smile, Spy Kids 3: Game Over and, coming soon, Miracle and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Starz Encore senior vice president of advanced services Bob Greene said in a prepared statement.

Starz! Ticket on Real Movies is available for $12.95 per month, with no per-viewing charge.