US pay TV channeloperator Starz Encore Group has extended its exclusive output deal with WarrenMiller Entertainment, the film and TV production company that specialises inskiing and snowboarding documentaries, to include two recently releasedtheatrical pictures and two projects still in production. The released titlesare: Cold Fusion (2001)which came out last year and features footage from Iran and Alaska; and Storm (2002), which opened in Oct 2001 andfeatures action from the Austrian Alps and the Antarctic Isle of South Georgia.

'StarzEncore has had a longstanding relationship with Warren Miller films, and hasbeen home to their movies since 1997,' David Salinger, vice president ofacquisitions at Starz Encore Group, said in a statement today (Jan 13).'The productions have always been top-notch and our subscribers just loveeverything the Miller organisation has produced. In addition to premiering the latest Warren Miller film eachyear, we often put together many of their recent hits in a ski film marathonfor our subscribers.'

For more than 50years Miller and his crews have sought out some of the most remote destinationsaround the globe to capture the most dynamic snow sports action. Warren MillerEntertainment is a division of Time4 Media's Mountain Sports Media, based inBoulder, owned by AOL Time Warner.

Starz EncoreGroup LLC (Starz Encore) is the largest provider of premium movie services inthe United States with approximately 134 million pay units. Starz Encoreofferings include the Starz Super Pak, with up to 12 digital movie channels andabout 800 movies per month, and Starz On Demand, the first premium on-demandsubscription offering and the only on-demand pay TV subscription serviceavailable on cable, satellite, and broadband platforms. Starz Encore is awholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.