Starz Entertainment Group has unveiled a new version of its Vongo on-demand broadband-entertainment service, adding programming and improvements that include higher quality and better search functions.
Vongo added more than 600 television shows that it will make available to subscribers throughout the year. Among them will be Westerns such as The Big Valley and The Rifleman, and episodes of The Green Hornet series, among others.
The service also increased its encode rate to 1.3 Mbps for most selections, resulting in improved video resolution. This is particularly important to those subscribers who watch on their connected television or even on a large PC monitor, though Vongo also is designed to support portable devices.
Additional improvements include more extensive descriptions of the listings and better capabilities for searching, exploring, and managing content.
Vongo pricing remains unchanged at $9.99 per month for unlimited ...Read more
In an unusual twist on the standard Western, widower Lucas McCain struggles to successfully homestead his ranch in North Fork, New Mexico territory, while raising his son Mark with integrity & common sense. In the 1880s, the Marshall of North Fork has his hands full handling the weekly "bad guys," & it is frequently necessary for Lucas to pick up his modified rapid-action Winchester Rifle to protect himself, his son, and his neighbors. The show included many guest appearances from later big-name actors, who were just getting started at the time.moreless