Starz Promotes Three Executives

Starz today announced the promotion of Peter J. Demas to vice president, network operations; Michael Gallegos to executive director, on air promotion; and Stephan Pfeifer to senior director, business and legal affairs. All are based at Starz Corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Peter J. Demas most recently served as executive director, key initiatives at Starz […]

Starz Sets Andy Whitfield Tribute

‘Spartacus’ Star Whitfield Dies Of Lymphoma At 39

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Whitfield, who played the title role in the hit Starz series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” has died at age 39, according to representatives and family. Whitfield died Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, manager Sam Maydew told the Associated Press. “On a beautiful […]

Netflix Shares Drop After Starz Pulls Content

A press release issued by Starz to inform journalists that it has ended negotiations with Netflix to renew its streaming contract has caused the high-flying stock to slide as much as 9% in after-hours trading. Shares of Netflix, which have advanced 435% in the past two years, were down just fractionally during the regular session to $233.27 Thursday, but sunk $21 after the closing bell when the Starz news hit.

Starz Teams With BBC Worldwide Productions

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Starz Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Productions are joining forces to develop and air TV programming. The new series will be one-hour dramas with global appeal, the companies said Monday in announcing the multiyear partnership. But the programming, potentially as much as 100 hours, will air exclusively in the United States […]

Netflix Prepared To Pay More For TV, Movies

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wouldn’t be surprised if Netflix had to pay up to $200 million to renew a licensing deal with Liberty Media’s Starz network.

Starz May Get Ratings Help From Dish Giveaway

Starz Delays Netflix’s Access To Originals

Starz Joins Mobile Barcode Push

Looking to gain a deeper marketing experience for mobile consumers, Starz Entertainment has become the first TV partner to sign up for AT&T’s new mobile barcode program.

McIntyre To Succeed Whitfield On ‘Spartacus’


Liberty’s Starz Units Shine In 3QMe