PanAmSat, Starz Encore Add High Resolution Services to Galaxy IX
Starz Encore Group has signed a deal with PanAmSat [Nasdaq: SPOT] to add high definition and high resolution feeds of its programming using the Galaxy IX satellite. The new services are scheduled to be launched by the end of 2003.
Starz Encore will use two transponders on Galaxy IX to distribute the new video East and West coast feeds of STARZ! HD and STARZ! Hi Res, as well as Sharper Movies HD, a new Hi-Def channel designed for the entry-level HDTV tier.