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Starz (originally stylized as "Starz!" from 1994 to 2005, and presently as "starz" since March 2005) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship service of Starz Inc..

As of August 2013, Starz – and sister networks Encore and MoviePlex – maintains exclusive first-run film licensing agreements with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures since 1994 (including content from subsidiaries Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature, and Touchstone Pictures since 1997).

The first-run film output agreement with Walt Disney Pictures expires after December 2015, at which time the Netflix streaming service will assume pay television rights in January 2016 (excluding films released by Touchstone Pictures, which will be retained by Starz through a separate contract).