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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 ...

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Outlander Season 3 Is Already Breaking Records At Starz

The Season 3 premiere was watched by 2.09 million viewers in Live+Same day calculations, which is the highest number of viewers ever scored by an episode of Outlander to date. Of that 2.09 million, 1.49 million tuned in for the 8 p.m. airing. The remaining viewers tuned in for one of the later Starz airings on Sunday night. The episode ...

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Starz Developing ‘Ascendant’ Series

Starz is developing a new drama series based on the “Divergent” films from the movie division of parent company Lionsgate. “Ascendant” is being written by Adam Cozad, who is executive producing with director Lee Toland Krieger. The two had originally been aboard to work on an “Ascendant” film at Summit, before that

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