As Netflix Deal Winds Down, Starz Readies Its Own Digital Streaming App, Eyes Nontraditional Internet Business Model

Nov 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

[Updated Nov. 21, 2011, 11:55 a.m., to reflect L.A. Times’ correction to its story, as indicated below.}

With its Netflix deal set to end, Starz is working on its own digital streaming application to bring its programs to subscribers in 2012, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.

Starz President Chris Albrecht said the app will allow subscribers to watch on various devices, ranging from tablets to smartphones. Albrecht, who was speaking at an investor presentation in New York, also said that Starz is talking with smaller Netflix competitors about distribution deals, the piece adds.

The L.A. Times corrected its story Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, adding the following note: “A previous version of this post said President Chris Albrecht was considering making Starz available to high-speed Internet customers who don’t subscribe to other cable channels. In fact, Albrecht was discussing a scenario in which people might pay for numerous channels, including Starz, over the Internet instead of through traditional cable television, a spokeswoman said Friday.”

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