New Film Available Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA®

AT&T* is offering DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “The Program.” The film stars Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor”), Dustin Hoffman (“Chef”), Chris O’Dowd (“St. Vincent”), Jesse Plemons (“Black Mass”), Lee Pace (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Guillaume Canet (“The Beach”). “The Program” will be available today, on DIRECTV CINEMA, 1 month before it debuts in theaters. It premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Academy Award® nominated Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena”) directs the true story of the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong, one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history. Sports journalist David Walsh (Chris O’Dowd) becomes convinced banned substances fuel Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories. He then hunts for evidence that will expose Armstrong (Ben Foster).

“‘The Program’ is a riveting and gripping drama with stunning recreations of Armstrong’s cycling races,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, Revenue & Content Marketing, AT&T.  “Ben Foster gives an extraordinary lead performance and we’re pleased to deliver this film 1 month before it hits theaters.” 

“The Program” will be available for 72-hour rental. You can view it in 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $12.99 and in standard-definition (SD) for $11.99. DIRECTV CINEMA is a premium pay-per-view service that brings exclusive access to select, new releases before they’re in theaters. Plus get access to 1000s of shows and movies instantly with DIRECTV On Demand.

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