Vongo's partners include Microsoft and Sony Connect.

Starz Entertainment Group is entering the video download fray with its new service Vongo.

For $9.99 a month, Vongo subscribers can download movies and other video content over the Internet for playback on PCs, laptops and select portable media devices.

More than 1,000 movies, music videos and sports selections will be available, as well as a live feed of the Starz TV channel. Some pay-per-view titles will also be available for download for $3.99 each.

Starz is working directly with Sony Connect to make Vongo a major component of Sony’s new Connect Video service, which is expected to launch later this year.

Additionally, Star is partnering with Microsoft to power the Vongo viewing experience on Windows-based devices.