LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hit Hannah Montana
movie will be nearly inescapable on television t
his month in every dimension. Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
will come to Starz in standard- and high-definition starting 9 p.m. ET Saturday, July 26, the premium cable channel announced Thursday.
The 3-D version of the film, which had a limited-engagement theater run earlier this year, will begin showing on the Starz on Demand and Starz HD on Demand channels on Sunday, July 27, along with the other two versions.
Fretting about where you put those 3-D glasses? Starz has a guide to crafting a pair at http://www.starz.com/3D
The movie also will be available to download from the broadband platforms Starz Play and Vongo, but only in standard definition and not in 3-D.
Disney Channel previously announced that the movie's TV debut is set for 8 p.m. ET July 26, preceded by a day-long marathon of episodes of the channel's Hannah Montana
series starring teenager Cyrus.
The concert film was shown in 3-D for its theater run that grossed more than $65 million. Starz noted that its TV debut precedes the movie's expected Aug. 19 home-video release by several weeks.
Filming is underway in Nashville, on Hannah Montana: The Movie,
set for release in summer 2009. Its busy young star isn't slacking off on her music career: Cyrus' new album, Breakout
, will be released July 22.