Former HBO chief Chris Albrecht to head Starz

AP News
Posted: Dec 22, 2009 3:06 PM

Liberty Media Corp. says former HBO boss Chris Albrecht is joining Starz as its president and chief executive.

He will oversee all the Starz LLC entities starting Jan. 1. Those include the Starz Entertainment premium movie service, as well as Overture Films, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Film Roman.

Albrecht spent more than 20 years at HBO, where he was chairman and CEO from 2002 to 2007.

During his tenure, HBO produced such critically acclaimed series as "Sex and the City," "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under" and "Entourage."

His most recent position was as founder of Foresee Entertainment.

He replaces Robert Clasen, who is retiring.