Best Advice: Stay close to smart and talented people.

More than one year in as a publicly traded company, Starz is delivering big-time for investors with stock at two times its spin-out price from Liberty. The success flows directly from the vision of its chief, Albrecht. With Starz at 22 million and Encore at 35 million subscribers and counting, Albrecht is working to increase African-American, Latino and baby boomer audiences. Case in point is scripted comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse,” which will be executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James. And Albrecht’s going gangbusters on original programming, from Michael Bay’s “Black Sails” to “Da Vinci’s Demons” to “Power,” with 50 Cent. He promises 50 hours of original programming this year, up from 36 in 2013, with plans to spiral to 75 hours in a few years.

I watch the majority of programming on this device: television set

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: TWC/Comcast merger

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year: high-speed

Favorite Restaurant: Nobu Malibu

The Daily

Subscribe

Verizon, NYC Reach Settlement

Verizon has an agreement with New York City that settles proceedings against it after the city claimed it had failed to meet buildout terms for its Fios network under its cable franchise agreement.

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up