AT&T and Starz said they have reached a multi-year, comprehensive carriage agreement, securing the rights for AT&T to carry the full suite of Starz and Starz Encore linear and HD channels, on demand and online services across its DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-verse platforms.
“Our customers want more choice and value in addition to compelling entertainment in our channel offerings. We’re pleased to deliver that combination in this new agreement with Starz,” said AT&T Communications chief content officer Daniel York in a press release.
With the deal, Starz avoids a lengthy blackout with the top pay TV distributor in the country. With its AT&T TV Now, DirecTV and U-verse platforms, AT&T reaches about 23 million homes across the country.
“Starz is pleased to have found a mutually beneficial way to extend our relationship over the next several years to give millions of AT&T subscribers access to our acclaimed premium original content and vast library of blockbuster films,” Starz chief operating officer Jeffrey Hirsch said in a press release. “By working together, both companies are in a position to continue to deliver great value to our shared customers.”