January 2014
Variety;1/22/2014, Vol. 322 Issue 14, p40
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Chris Albrecht, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the subscription television broadcasting company Starz. The company's unusual status in the mass media industry as an independent operator of subscription cable television networks is noted. The January 25, 2014 debut of the television program "Black Sails," produced by Michael Bay, on a Starz network is used to illustrate Albrecht's plan to produce and present more original television programs.


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