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Verizon seeing Starz

Starz Entertainment said Tuesday that it will offer its films to Verizon's broadband and FiOS customers. Starz Play will bring more than 1,000 downloadable movies and a live feed from the channel to Verizon's broadband subscribers via Verizon.net/ starzplay. The platform will cost $5.99 per month. Verizon has more than 8.5 million broadband subscribers.

'Cottage' industry

As on-demand services continue to attract consumers, Pathe Films and BSkyB said Tuesday that they will jointly release the British comedy-horror film "The Cottage" on DVD and Sky's online VOD service Sky Player beginning July 14. The joint PPV/DVD release will be available for a four-month window to BSkyB's 8.8 million customers for £3.99 ($7.90).

On the label

The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Assns. has declared June Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month. The goal is to increase parents' awareness of the ratings and labeling systems for movies, music and video games and to help them control their children's access to entertainment that might be inappropriate for minors.
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