Starz Entertainment Promotes Jonathan Shair to SVP, Network Operations

Tue Sep 1, 2009 12:12pm EDT

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Entertainment President and
Chief Operating Officer Bill Myers today announced the promotion of Jonathan
Shair to Senior Vice President, Network Operations. 


Previously serving as Vice President, Network Operations and reporting
directly to Myers, Shair is responsible for overseeing all aspects of
scheduling, inventory planning, creating programming events and packaging for
all Starz Entertainment's 16 linear channels, four HD services, six On Demand
platforms and broadband services.     

"Jonathan has played a key role over the past few years in expanding the array
of services Starz offers to our affiliates and to consumers," said Myers. "As
Starz moves ahead on our plan to add even more services and expand the number
of originals we air  -- starting in the next few months with the second season
of "Crash" and our new action adventure series 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' -- 
Jonathan's experience, drive and innovative spirit will be even more critical
to the success of our business."   

Prior to joining Starz Entertainment in September 2000, Shair was director of
scheduling and operations at Bravo/Independent Film Channel (IFC) where he
oversaw creation of programming blocks, planning and scheduling, and on-air
creative for both services. Shair holds a Bachelor of Science in
Communications from Cornell University.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the
United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz(R) and
Encore(R) brands with approximately 17.5 million and 31.5 million subscribers
respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across
its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore
HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On
Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz
Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a
controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to
Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media


    Eric Becker
    Executive Director of Corporate Communications
    Starz Entertainment & Starz Digital Media
    (720) 852-4065

SOURCE  Starz Entertainment, LLC

Eric Becker, Executive Director of Corporate Communications of Starz
Entertainment & Starz Digital Media, +1-720-852-4065,
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