Monday, April 19, 2010

Starz Play - The Future of Pay TV

The season finale of "Spartacus Blood and Sand" was just broadcast this past Friday.  What a great show.  It got me thinking... how was I able to get it?  Starz Play... that's how!

Starz has taken a lead in making their content available outside of cable and satellite distribution.  You can get Starz Play a number of different ways, and the cost seems to vary.  Starz Play is part of my $8.99 a month NetFlix subscription.  Verizon offers Starz Play for $5.99 a month ($9.99 a month for non FIOS subscribers) and Quest offers it for $7.99 a month.

Cheaper TV Take: HBO, Showtime, and other premium service providers can learn a thing or two from Starz.  People love their content... they shouldn't limit distribution of their content to cable and satellite providers.  Kudos to Starz... keep up the good work!