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Starz CEO stepping down

February 4, 2019

Chris Albrecht is stepping down from his role CEO of US premium cable channel operator Starz as the company continues its integration with parent Lionsgate.

Albrecht joined Starz from HBO eight years ago, and will depart next month, leaving Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch and his team to run the company with Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.

Albrecht commented: “I’m very proud of everything we’ve accomplished the last 10 years building Starz into one of the most exciting premium pay television brands in the industry. As we reach the two-year anniversary of the integration of our two companies and complete the first exciting chapter of our growth together, I’ve decided it is time to move on to new opportunities. I leave Starz in the hands of one of the most gifted executive teams in the business and have great confidence in their continued future success.”

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