ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Entertainment President of Affiliate Distribution Ed Huguez announced the promotion of Randall McCurdy to senior vice president, sales and affiliate marketing. Effective immediately, McCurdy manages for the company the Comcast Cable, Charter Communications, and Suddenlink Communications accounts. McCurdy joined Starz Entertainment in 2008 and was vice president of sales and affiliate marketing responsible for National Division and other accounts.
In a related move, Christine Carrier, also a senior vice president, sales and affiliate marketing, is now responsible for the Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Bright House Networks, and National Division accounts. McCurdy remains based out of the company's Englewood, Colo. headquarters, while Carrier will remain as head of the company's Atlanta offices.
"We congratulate Randy on this well-deserved promotion. Randy is a pro and an industry veteran of many years that has done a terrific job in managing and growing our business with a wide array of our distributors. With Christine, Keno Thomas (SVP on satellite and Telco accounts), and Randy, our sales leadership is strong and positions us well to grow the business in partnership with our key distributors during these exciting times for our channels and services."Prior to Starz, McCurdy worked for Ascent Media Group where he was charged with market development of on-demand solutions, as well as enterprise solutions for asset management and trafficking of video. His past experience includes the launch of new networks and advanced services including video on demand, personal video recorders and interactive television for companies such as Discovery Communications and Philips Electronics. McCurdy is a graduate of Missouri State University where he received his bachelors of science degree in marketing and management. He currently resides in Denver, Colo. with his wife Laura, daughter Jordan and son Lucas. Carrier joined Starz Entertainment in November 2000 from Showtime Networks, where she was account vice president. Carrier graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a BA and resides currently in Atlanta with her husband John and their two daughters. 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 20.1 million and 33.6 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, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).