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Oct. 17, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Eric Becker has been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Communications for Starz Entertainment and Starz Media. In this role, Becker is responsible for corporate communications for the Starz Entertainment and Starz Media businesses, including Worldwide Distribution, Starz Digital Media divisions and other holdings. He is charged with incorporating PR strategy for the various Starz business units and his responsibilities include media relations and corporate affairs.
"Eric has taken a significant role in spearheading Starz's communications efforts as we continue to expand our position in the marketplace through the successful introduction of new, original programming," noted
Theano Apostolou, SVP of Corporate Communications and Programming Publicity. "He is an incredibly valued member of the Starz family and his counsel, experience and dedication have been an asset to our senior management and colleagues across all our business units."
In his previous role Becker served as Executive Director, Corporate Communications at Starz Entertainment.
Becker has added several areas of PR responsibility during his tenure at Starz, including oversight of corporate communications and media relations for Starz Digital Media in 2009, which includes digital and on-demand distribution, and new business extensions for licensed content, in addition to owned content from Starz Originals, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Overture Films and Manga Entertainment.
Becker has served on the board of directors for the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) since 2010 and as PR Chair for the Cable & Telecommunications Association of Marketing of the Rocky Mountains Board of Directors since 2006. He served on the Board for SkiTAM as Publicity Co-Chair in 2009-2010 and acts as an ongoing mentor for the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)
L. Patrick Mellon and ACC Mentorship Programs.
Prior to joining Starz Entertainment in
June 1999, Becker was Director, Corporate Communications for On Command Corporation, where he was responsible for investor relations and corporate communications for the leading in-room entertainment and information service provider for hotels. Prior to that, Becker was an associate at GBSM, a
Denver-based communications consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, media relations and marketing.
Becker earned his Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from
Northwestern University and earned his Juris Doctor from the
Boston University School of Law.
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in
the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® brands with approximately 19 million and 32.9 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX brands. Starz Entertainment (
www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and is attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).