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Starz: HDR likely will launch on OTT service first

BOSTON-- Premium cable provider Starz is keen to offer HDR content to its viewers, said Ray Milius, the company's EVP of programming and operations, here on the sidelines of the INTX show. However, he declined to provide any kind of a timeframe for that launch because of the many issues he said continue to hinder HDR technology.

From Seeso to Starz, analyzing the year's big OTT launches

It was an active first quarter for SVOD launches, with NBCUniversal hoisting comedy platform Seeso, Sony expanding and improving on its PlayStation Vue live-streaming service, and Starz finally following chief rivals HBO and Showtime into the direct-to-consumer market.

Comcast won't authenticate Starz's new OTT/TVE combo app

Comcast has confirmed that it won't allow its subscribers to perform TV Everywhere authentication with the new Starz streaming app.

Starz finally announces direct-to-consumer service

No. 2 premium cable network Starz will launch an $8.99 direct-to-consumer service, usable on Apple and Google mobile and OTT devices, the company said.

Starz rebranding Encore as Starz Encore

As Starz CEO Chris Albrecht hinted during the company's fourth quarter earnings call in February, Starz is creating a new master brand by changing the name of Encore to Starz Encore starting April 5.

Starz moving 'beyond the traditional cable bundle,' will announce partners in coming weeks

After previously insisting that it has had no discussions about going direct-to-consumer, Starz now said it is about to complete agreements to distribute its offerings outside the pay-TV ecosystem.

Starz allegedly asked DirecTV, Comcast and others to fake revenue, subscriber information

According to a fiery new lawsuit by a former employee, Starz allegedly asked DirecTV, Comcast and Liberty Media to "fabricate revenue and subscriber information" and to engage in other "malicious, fraudulent and/or oppressive" conduct.

Starz back in merger talks with Lionsgate, reportedly the 'advanced' kind

Starz is reportedly back in merger talks with Lionsgate, with the two John Malone-backed media companies continuing to seek bulk and scale amid a consolidating pay-TV market. According to multiple...

AMC in talks to buy Malone's Starz, Bloomberg says

Amid a consolidating pay-TV operator landscape, two of the programming industry's smaller fish are back in talks about joining forces.

Charter hires former Starz exec Robinson to lead user experience design

Recruiting executive talent as it prepares to push out a new pay-TV user interface to most of its footprint in 2015, Charter Communications announced the hiring of former Starz exec Jodi Robinson as senior VP, user experience design and development.