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October 14, 2001 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Sie believes he is taking the high road to China. The movie version of "The Last of the Mohicans" is more than a rousing historical romp--it tells the story of the Native American struggle for freedom from tyranny. The four-hankie "Steel Magnolias" promotes family values and strong women.
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February 5, 2006 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Vongo. A new dance craze? No, it's a new subscription service offering feature films via the Internet. Launched last month by Starz Entertainment Group, which primarily runs cable-TV movie channels, the $9.99-a-month service is an all-you-can-eat arrangement that allows subscribers to view about 850 movies as many times as wanted. That is, until the subscription expires or the film rotates out of Vongo circulation.
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BUSINESS
November 10, 2003 | From Associated Press
Starz Encore Group, which sells movies to cable and satellite TV subscribers, plans to cut 100 jobs and close four of its 11 regional offices as it adjusts to a changing pay-TV industry. Starz, which employs 657 people, will close its offices in San Ramon, Calif.; Buffalo, N.Y.; St. Louis; and Dallas in January and relocate some workers to Denver.
BUSINESS
November 10, 2003 | From Associated Press
Starz Encore Group, which sells movies to cable and satellite TV subscribers, plans to cut 100 jobs and close four of its 11 regional offices as it adjusts to a changing pay-TV industry. Starz, which employs 657 people, will close its offices in San Ramon, Calif.; Buffalo, N.Y.; St. Louis; and Dallas in January and relocate some workers to Denver.
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September 2, 2002 | PATRICIA BRENNAN, WASHINGTON POST
The Starz cable service came to the rescue when a crime drama written and directed by Robby Henson, and starring Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton, was about to be orphaned. Thornton plays a small-town Louisiana sheriff in "The Badge," a movie that originally was to be a theatrical film. Instead, it shows up Saturday at 8 p.m. on Starz. The name-rich cast includes Patricia Arquette, William Devane, Jena Malone, Thomas Hayden Church, Tom Bower, Julie Hagerty, Sela Ward, Rick Dial and Hill Harper.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2006 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Vongo. A new dance craze? No, it's a new subscription service offering feature films via the Internet. Launched last month by Starz Entertainment Group, which primarily runs cable-TV movie channels, the $9.99-a-month service is an all-you-can-eat arrangement that allows subscribers to view about 850 movies as many times as wanted. That is, until the subscription expires or the film rotates out of Vongo circulation.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Liberty Media Corp., the company controlled by John C. Malone, on Wednesday said its loss narrowed to $464 million in the second quarter. Revenue declined 2% because of a legal dispute with cable-television provider Comcast Corp. The net loss shrank to 17 cents a share from $3.1 billion, or $1.20, a year earlier, when Liberty wrote down the value of investments. Revenue fell to $500 million from $510 million, the Englewood, Colo.
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May 27, 2002 | Jon Healey
Trying to keep pace with a popular new cable TV service, satellite TV provider DirecTV plans a six-month experiment this year with a new version of video on demand. With video on demand, consumers can choose from a digital library of programs, then play, pause, rewind and fast-forward the video as if it were on tape. Cable operators use a central computer to store their video-on-demand libraries, and viewers draw programs from the library through a two-way cable connection.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2001 | From Wire and Staff Reports
The Internal Revenue Service approved AT&T Corp.'s proposed spinoff of Liberty Media Corp., the subsidiary controlled by cable maverick John Malone, as a tax-free transaction for shareholders. The ruling clears the way for Liberty to become an independent company, free of a corporate parent that has restricted its movements and at times caused regulatory conflicts. AT&T acquired the company in 1999 as part of its purchase of Tele-Communications Inc., the huge cable operator controlled by Malone.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Underscoring the value of film libraries in the new Digital Age, Starz Encore Media Group, which operates premium cable movie channels, has signed a six-year deal with Sony Corp. for exclusive pay-television rights to its future films. The agreement is valued at approximately $2 billion, according to sources close to the negotiations.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2002 | PATRICIA BRENNAN, WASHINGTON POST
The Starz cable service came to the rescue when a crime drama written and directed by Robby Henson, and starring Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton, was about to be orphaned. Thornton plays a small-town Louisiana sheriff in "The Badge," a movie that originally was to be a theatrical film. Instead, it shows up Saturday at 8 p.m. on Starz. The name-rich cast includes Patricia Arquette, William Devane, Jena Malone, Thomas Hayden Church, Tom Bower, Julie Hagerty, Sela Ward, Rick Dial and Hill Harper.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2001 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Sie believes he is taking the high road to China. The movie version of "The Last of the Mohicans" is more than a rousing historical romp--it tells the story of the Native American struggle for freedom from tyranny. The four-hankie "Steel Magnolias" promotes family values and strong women.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2002 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Starz Encore Group will unveil today a new feature for its cable TV movie channels: the ability to download movies via the Internet and watch them on demand. The Englewood, Colo., company is teaming with RealNetworks Inc. of Seattle to provide a new, legitimate source of Hollywood movies online, following in the footsteps of such start-ups as CinemaNow of Marina del Rey and Movielink, a joint venture of five studios.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2000 | From Bloomberg News and Times Staff
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., owner of one of the world's largest film libraries, said its $1.3-billion bank loan has been restructured to make it easier to buy companies and fund additional movies. Banc of America Securities amended the loan's terms by lifting restrictions related to investments and purchases as well as the financing of films with other companies. MGM said it asked the bank to make the changes.
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