Deluxe Video Catalog Service Powers Multiscreen Distribution of the Starz Popular PLAY Suite of Services
Deluxe OnDemand enables leading entertainment service provider to expand distribution of more content to more devices
BURBANK, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Deluxe Digital Distribution today announced that the Deluxe OnDemand video catalog service powers the PLAY suite of authenticated online services offered by Starz, STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Deluxe provides the critical processing, protection, and encoding systems necessary for multiscreen access and delivery of the entire video library. Deluxe also provided the software and services for integration with Starz distributors to deliver an end-to-end solution that is flexible and adaptable to current and future deployment requirements.
Through its distribution partners, the PLAY services offer Starz premium subscribers in the United States portable and online access to the best of its exclusive premium programming. Movie and original content featured includes “Spartacus,” “Magic City,” “Boss,” new hit movies from Disney and Sony, and one of the strongest libraries of feature film content available from many Hollywood studios.
“Deluxe has removed the barriers to providing access to video content by investing in the systems, services, and organization to encode and protect content distribution to popular devices. This gives Starz the flexibility to package what they want to deliver to which devices, whenever they want,” said Kevin Corbett, President of Deluxe Digital Distribution. “Our service-based approach provides tremendous time-to-market advantages and allows Starz to deliver a highly differentiated service and competitive advantages to satisfy customer demand for multiscreen access and drive share growth.”
The Deluxe OnDemand video catalog service provides an impressive library of pre-encoded and pre-packaged video content of new releases, blockbuster titles, popular television series, favorite classics and more. The cloud-based solution offers distributors the ability to quickly access and deliver an extensive and ever expanding video catalog to subscribers, without the significant upfront investment in time and resources to build their own content processing, management, and distribution workflows. The catalog supports the critical security and DRM requirements. Deluxe also provides technology and integration services to support the end-to-end solution for distributors who require anywhere access.
Deluxe will be demonstrating the Deluxe OnDemand solution for Starz at the upcoming 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 8-11, in booth SU5415.
About Deluxe Digital Distribution
Deluxe Digital Distribution is revolutionizing digital home entertainment multiscreen ready, studio-quality video catalog services. The cloud-based solution easily integrates with the existing supply chain, workflows, storefronts and apps to simplify the access and delivery of next generation content delivery. Deluxe Digital Distribution is a business division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., and leading provider of a broad range of services and technologies to the worldwide entertainment and media industry. For more information on Deluxe Digital Distribution, please visit www.bydeluxe.com/d3
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