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 […]

Starz launches Power on Amazon and iTunes in the UK

Starz has launched its drama series Power on various electronic sell through platforms in the UK. The series, which was co-created by Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, launched earlier this month on premium cable net Starz in the US. The company’s digital division, Starz Digital Media, has now licensed the show to Amazon Instant Video, blinkbox, […]

News brief: Chello nets Power up

Chello Central Europe channels in Hungary and Romania have acquired a total of 160 hours of programming from UK-based distributor Power. The deal comprises 64 titles, including Power coproductions The Day of the Triffids, Casanova and Henry VIII. It also includes crime TV movie collection Mystery Woman. The shows will go out on Chello’s Film […]

News brief: Russian pay giant feels the Power of crime

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor TV has acquired a 50-hour-plus package of crime programming from UK-based sales house Power. Titles included in the deal are nine Mystery Women telemovies; seven McBride movies; and six Jane Doe programmes. Sergey Zonenlikcht, chief development officer of Tricolor TV’s television channels said: “We are pleased [to have] purchased interesting TV […]

50 Cent heading to MIPTV for Power debut

Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, will be in Cannes for MIPTV to unveil his new drama series Power. MIP is hosting the world premiere of the upcoming drama series, which will be on Starz in the US. The premium cabler’s sales arm is distributing the show and will be preselling it in Cannes. Show talent […]

Polish programming deal for Power

UK-based indie producer and distributor Power has sold a package of its miniseries to Polskie Media. The deal with the Polsat-owned Polish broadcaster, which runs the TV4 and TV6 digital channels, covers several dramas, TV movies and miniseries. Titles in the deal include Air Force One Is Down, Treasure Island (pictured), Eve of Destruction and […]

Globosat buys Daniel Craig BBC miniseries

Brazil’s Globosat has acquired more than 50 hours of programming from UK indie distributor Power, including the Daniel Craig-starring mini Archangel. The deal comprises 11 miniseries and six TV movies, which include a number of Power’s newest titles such as thriller Nancy Grace’s The Eleventh Victim and Cupid Inc.. The miniseries include BBC-Power coproduction Archangel (pictured), […]

News brief: Viasat powers up with 50 hours

European broadcaster Viasat has acquired a 50-hour drama package from UK-based vendor Power. The 22-title miniseries and movies deal will see shows such as Air Force One is Down broadcasting on Viasat’s Nova and Diema channels in Bulgaria. The deal brings Viasat’s drama acquisitions from Power this year to 280 hours.

Starz promotes pair as production push beckons

Starz has promoted Melissa Harper and Richter Hartig to senior VP at the premium cable channel’s original programming production unit. Harper (below, left) will become SVP, production and original programming production and Hartig SVP, original programming production finance. Both have seen their responsibilities expanded as the volume of Starz’s original series grows. Starz CEO Chris […]

Power casting progresses, 50 Cent expected to take cameo role

Starz has added new cast members to its upcoming urban drama Power. Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (left) is executive producing and talks are underway about the musician and actor making a cameo appearance in the series. The premium cable network said yesterday that Lela Loren (Gang Related), Naturi Naughton (Mad Men) and Jospeh Sikora […]