Starz to Launch Three New HD Channels

May 1, 2007

Starz HDAs any fan of high definition programming can attest, the more the merrier, and that appears to be just what Starz has on tap for us, with the launch of three new HD channels “by the end of this Summer.” The new channels will consist of the east coast feeds of Starz Comedy, Starz Edge, and Starz Kids & Family.

Starz Entertainment President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Myers stated: “The three new HD channels together with Starz HD will present a robust lineup of HD content to satisfy our HD customers. They will be able to see such great films as Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in full HD.”

Great news in my book, this should augment the first run movies already airing on Starz HD with the older catalog titles quite nicely. Many of those older titles have yet to have a proper HD airing, so this should be quite a treat for movie fans across the board. Add in MGM’s new high definition channel, Disney’s four, count em four HD channels, the oft rumored Fox movies HD and FX in HD, then we’re rapidly approaching HD nirvana.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under HDTV Programming


Comments

  • westcott

    Well, I used to get excited about more HD programming and there is no denying that the quality of the video, for the most part, is excellent.

    My real complaint is the audio. I have really gotten tired of castrated sound, especially in the lower frequencies. It is prevalent with all the stations and all the programming.

    I have a NetFlix account and DVDs really show the disparities in the quality of sound. It is getting to the point that I would rather watch a movie on DVD than on HD satellite, especially action movies.

    I realize not everyone has an audio system to handle the lower frequencies but it is getting old.

    I would buy an HD DVD or Blueray if there was better content available but that is not in the cards yet either.

    So, spending more money for premium channels is no longer an option I will consider unless I can get good audio too. And if I am paying a premium for it, I think that is only fair.

  • westcott

    Well, I used to get excited about more HD programming and there is no denying that the quality of the video, for the most part, is excellent.

    My real complaint is the audio. I have really gotten tired of castrated sound, especially in the lower frequencies. It is prevalent with all the stations and all the programming.

    I have a NetFlix account and DVDs really show the disparities in the quality of sound. It is getting to the point that I would rather watch a movie on DVD than on HD satellite, especially action movies.

    I realize not everyone has an audio system to handle the lower frequencies but it is getting old.

    I would buy an HD DVD or Blueray if there was better content available but that is not in the cards yet either.

    So, spending more money for premium channels is no longer an option I will consider unless I can get good audio too. And if I am paying a premium for it, I think that is only fair.