Starz Working on New Netflix Deal
I have mixed feelings when I read a piece like that. Glass half empty says that prices will go up and Starz will try to corner Netflix into paying a lot. But here’s an interesting quote that I’m sure isn’t missed by the smart folks at Starz–subscriptions have actually gone UP. Go figure, when people see the GOOD programming that you have after a delay, maybe they’ll want to pay more to see it live.
Despite the Netflix controversy, Starz Entertainment had a sharp rise in customers during the quarter. The Starz channels finished the period with 18.2 million subscribers, up 800,000 from the third quarter, its biggest quarterly gain since 2007. Its Encore channels finished the period with 32.8 million customers, up from 32 million in the third quarter.