Cox Communications Offers a Free Sneak Preview of Full-Length Episodes of 'Crash,' New Starz Original Series, ON DEMAND Beginning October 1st


ATLANTA, and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and Starz Entertainment, LLC are bringing Cox Digital Cable customers a free On DEMAND preview of full length episodes of "Crash," the first original dramatic series from the premium TV provider, beginning October 1st.

From the producers of the Academy Award®-winning Best Motion Picture of 2006, the first two episodes of the "Crash" original series will be made available for free and unlimited instant viewing in Freezone section of On DEMAND. This "Crash" early sneak preview precedes the October 17th Starz primetime premiere at 10PM ET/PT.

Co-produced with Lionsgate, "Crash" is a provocative new 13-episode drama starring an ensemble cast led by film icon Dennis Hopper. Set in Los Angeles, the series explores the complexities of social and racial tolerance through characters whose lives intersect and collide.

High definition and standard definition versions of the premiere episodes of "Crash" will be available for the sneak preview On DEMAND. Episodes of "Crash" will remain a staple in the Starz On Demand programming mix and will debut day-and-date on Starz On Demand with new episode premieres.

Various "Crash" trailers and behind-the-scenes promotional material for the eagerly-anticipated series will also be made available on

"Our On DEMAND platform allows our digital cable customers anytime access to exciting new programming, like this free premiere of Crash, before they can see it anywhere else," said David Pugliese, senior vice president of product marketing. "In addition to the thousands of free options available in our On DEMAND library, we're happy to partner with Starz to offer a preview of this new series to our digital customers at no charge."

"Starz is delighted to make an early sneak preview of 'Crash' available to Cox customers," said Christine Carrier, Starz Entertainment senior vice president, affiliate sales and marketing. "The free preview available On DEMAND is a terrific vehicle for introducing Cox Digital Cable customers to a groundbreaking original series, such as 'Crash,' building an audience, and showcasing a new addition to the great movie programming offered exclusively on Starz."

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business is a full- service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at,, and

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17 million and 31.3 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

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   Cox Communications                  Starz Entertainment
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CONTACT: Erin Lambremont of Cox Communications, +1-404-843-5854,; or Eric Becker of Starz Entertainment,

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