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DIRECTV Now Adds Starz

DIRECTV Now has added two new Starz channels — Starz and Starz Kids & Family.

The live streaming service included Starz Encore in its $70-a-month ‘Gotta’ Have It’ package when DIRECTV Now debuted on November 30.

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But now all three Starz channels are available as a separate package for $8 a month. which is $1 less per month than what Starz normally charges for its online edition.

The offering of the Starz channels for $8 a month was first disclosed last week in an e-mail sent by DIRECTV to former DIRECTV Now subscribers.

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In addition to the three live Starz channels, DIRECTV Now subscribers can access more than 2,500 movies and TV shows via a Starz On Demand service.

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Starz’ lineup includes such movies as Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Inside Out; and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and original TV shows such as Power and Outlander (see picture above.).

— Phillip Swann