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Starz Chief Chris Albrecht Talks Altice Standoff, Future of ‘American Gods’ and ‘Outlander’

The industry is abuzz about the migration of traditional TV channels to direct-to-consumer streaming options. But Starz’s carriage standoff with Altice USA demonstrates the limits at present of a standalone streaming option as an alternative to old-fashioned MVPD distribution.

The 17 Starz-Encore channels went dark on Altice USA systems as of Jan. 1 as the two sides failed to come to terms on a new contract agreement. Altice has pointed to the fact that Starz has a standalone streamin…
Variety

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