Chris Albrecht, Who Was a Hughly Successful Programmer at HBO, and His $1 Billion Bet That He Can Make Starz a Significant Player on the Original Programming Scene

Jul 28, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Chris Albrecht, who was extraordinarily successful as a programmer at HBO, is betting $1 billion that he can repeat his magic at Starz

Called Operation Turbo, Starz has a plan to raise the $1 billion in off-balance-sheet financing to build the network’s original programming, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Starz Entertainment CEO Albrecht and executives have been meeting with companies ranging from Studio Canal in France to BBC in London, the story says.

Albrecht was given the task by Starz parent Liberty Media, which wants the pay-cabler to ramp up its original shows to compete with HBO and Showtime.


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