Encore is an American premium cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Starz Inc. Its programming features mainly older and recent theatrically released feature films, although some of its multiplex channels also carry acquired television series. The headquarters of Encore, and its sister channels Starz and MoviePlex, are located at the Meridian International Business Center complex in Meridian, Colorado.
As of February 2015, Encore's programming is available to approximately 39.709 million television households (34.1% of cable, satellite and telco customers) in the United States (38.310 million subscribers or 32.9% of all households with pay television service receive at least Encore's primary channel). This outpaces HBO's 35.8 million pay subscribers (also as of February 2015) to make Encore the largest premium channel by overall reach in the United States. Encore has a higher subscriber base because, although Starz and Encore are often sold together in a singular package, some digital cable, telco and satellite providers offer the Encore multiplex separately from Starz as part of an a la carte tier in which it is packaged with other commercial-free and advertiser-supported film-oriented channels (such as Epix, FX Movie Channel and LMN). Therefore, Encore subscribers do not necessarily have to subscribe to Starz in order to receive the channel.