Starz power

Starz is investing more in programming, reaching out to specific segments of the audience and looking at expanding internationally. Its CEO, Chris Albrecht, tells Stewart Clarke about the premium cabler and its latest drama, Power, which rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson exec produces. That Starz went to MIPTV in April with CEO Chris Albrecht and […]

BBC Worldwide on board Starz Blackpool series

Blackpool is the next series to come under the Starz and BBC Worldwide production pact, TBI has learned. Starz announced the show earlier this year although BBC Worldwide’s involvement was not mentioned, but Starz has confirmed that the pair are codeveloping the series as part of their wider programming pact. Worldwide, the commercial arm of […]

The Magic runs out for Starz series

Starz has cancelled its original drama Magic City after two seasons. The series, which is set in Miami in the late 1950s, was one of the US premium cable network’s first original shows and debuted in March of last year. It was created by movie producer Mitch Glazer (Scrooged) who was also the showrunner. Starz […]

Shooting Starz

Starz has built a solid slate of original programmes in recent years with the Spartacus franchise a cornerstone. As that comes to an end the cable network is looking at ordering more contemporary stories as well as sci-fi to sit alongside its high-end historical drama. Managing director Carmi Zlotnik tells TBI about the original programming […]

Starz plans originals boost

US cable network Starz is committed to boosting its original output following its split from Liberty Media and is also looking at other types of programming deals, its CEO Chris Albrecht has said. “We’re still targeting 50 hours [of originals] over the next couple of years, but we’re certainly evaluating that, and a lot of […]

Starz waltzes into Blackpool

US premium cablenet Starz is developing an original scripted series about competitive ballroom dancing set in northern English seaside resort of Blackpool. Dancer siblings Julianne and Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars) will act as head choreographers and executive producers on Blackpool. The show will revolve around a prestigious annual ballroom competition and will look […]