Chris Albrecht

Starz inks huge content deal with Sony

US cable network Starz has inked a huge multiyear programming deal with Sony Pictures. Neither side would comment, but TBI understands that the agreement for first-run rights to Sony’s features is likely to be worth up to US$2 billion over its full course. The deal gives premium channel operator Starz exclusive access to the Sony […]

Liberty and Starz complete split

John Malone’s Liberty Media and US cable network Starz have completed their planned split.   Liberty had previously announced its intention to spin off Starz. The process was finalised last Friday and the two are now separately traded public companies and will be trading as such on the US Nasdaq exchange from the start of […]

Starz poaches HBO veteran Dave Baldwin

Starz has hired Dave Baldwin as executive VP, programming. He joins the Liberty-owned US cable network business from HBO where he worked for over thirty years. Baldwin will replace Stephan Shelanski, who is leaving Starz at the end of the year. Based in New York, Baldwin will oversee all programming planning and research activity around […]