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Starz Ups Glenn Curtis to President

ENGLEWOOD: Glenn Curtis has been promoted to the newly created position of president and chief financial officer at Starz. Curtis was promoted from his role as the executive VP and chief financial officer of the company. He will continue to report to Chris Albrecht, the CEO of Starz, and assume ...

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TBS Orders More Tyler Perry Episodes

ATLANTA: TBS has ordered 35 more episodes of the sitcom Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse, produced by Tyler Perry Studios and distributed by Debmar-Mercury. The series’ first season ranked as basic cable’s number one sitcom of 2011. Perry is writer, director and executive producer of the series, which features ...

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¡Q’Viva! Lands at FOX

LOS ANGELES: The Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony competition series ¡Q’Viva! The Chosen, which showcases Latin music and dance, has scored a slot on FOX, to launch on March 3. The series features Lopez, Anthony and world-renowned concert director Jamie King as they travel North, South and Central America in ...

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Exclusive Interview: Fox Networks Group’s David Haslingden

PREMIUM: The president and COO of Fox Networks Group, David Haslingden, talks about the strength of the group’s portfolio of channels, the power of original programming and the global launch of the new Tim Kring/Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch. Last year, when the Fox Networks Group (FNG) was restructured, Haslingden was ...

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Comedy Central Renews Key & Peele

NEW YORK: Comedy Central has ordered a second season of Key & Peele for fall 2012. Starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the second season of the series will consist of 10 episodes. Key & Peele, which features filmed sketches and live stage segments, scored the channel’s best launch since ...

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Fox Digital & Myspace Unveil Scripted Web Series

LOS ANGELES: Fox Digital Entertainment has produced a new original scripted web series, Wolfpack of Reseda, which will premiere tomorrow on Myspace. The series was produced in collaboration with Kia Motors America. The story watches as 20-something Ben March’s mundane life is transformed after he becomes convinced he’s been bitten ...

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Comcast Q4 Profit Jumps 26 Percent

PHILADELPHIA: Fourth-quarter profit at Comcast was up 26 percent from the year-ago figures, though the results at NBCUniversal declined. Quarterly earnings were $1.29 billion, up 26.4 percent. Revenue increased 54.7 percent, to $15 billion. It’s been just a year since Comcast acquired the 51-percent stake in NBCUniversal. For the segment, ...

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Report: Strong U.S. Consumer Appetite for OTT Video

DALLAS: Nearly one-third of U.S. broadband households use the Internet to watch shows and movies on their television set, according to new research for Parks Associates. The survey, Value of Video: Shifting Consumer Dollars, finds that 31 percent of U.S. broadband households regularly watch TV programs or movies accessed from ...

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Starz Re-Ups Affiliation Deal with AT&T

DALLAS/ENGLEWOOD: Starz Entertainment’s premium channels and other services will continue to be offered through AT&T U-verse TV through a new multi-year extension. AT&T U-verse TV subscribers can access 19 Starz premium channels; 14 Starz and Encore channels; West Coast feeds of the flagship Starz and Encore channels; Indieplex, Retroplex and the ...

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