Englewood, Colo. -- Encore Media Group last week redeployed
its 20 movie channels so that cable systems can now offer each East and West Coast feed of
Starz!, Encore and all of their respective multiplexes with one-half of the bandwidth and
one-half of the equipment than what was previously necessary.
Under the new alignment, the East and West Coast feeds of
Starz!, Starz!2, BET Movies/Starz!3, Encore and Wam! American's Kidz Network will be
on satellite G1R, transponder 13. East and West Coast feeds of Love Stories, Westerns,
Mystery, Action and True Stories will be on satellite G1R, transponder 3. As a result,
cable operators only have to use two analog channels and two headend transcoders, instead
of four of each.