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4/16/2012 8:18 AM ET

DIRECTV and Starz Entertainment LLC have reached a multi-platform distribution agreement extension. The new deal provides for DIRECTV to continue to offer the Starz Entertainment premium channels, HD, and on-demand services, and grants DIRECTV the rights to offer STARZ ONLINE and ENCORE ONLINE services on its DIRECTV Everywhere service, which is currently in beta, for its authenticated STARZ Super Pack subscribers.

Further, DIRECTV said the deal enables it to launch MOVIEPLEX, INDIEPLEX, and RETROPLEX, and the related MOVIEPLEX ON DEMAND and MOVIEPLEX ONLINE service on DIRECTV Everywhere. Once introduced, the MOVIEPLEX on-demand and online services would add around an additional 200 titles. Financial terms and other deal specifics were not disclosed.

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