The law firm of Kirby McInerney LLP announced today that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Starz (or the "Company") (Nasdaq: STRZA, STRZB) on behalf of all persons or entities who acquired Starz securities during the period from August 1, 2014 through October 29, 2015 (the "Class Period"). Pursuant to applicable law, investors have until January 8, 2016 to file a motion to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the investor lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that throughout the Class Period: (1) Starz lacked adequate internal controls; (2) according to a former Starz senior executive, Starz's contract with Comcast Corporation was a result of illicit business practices; and (3) as a result, Starz's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On October 29, 2015, an online magazine revealed that the Company's former Senior Vice President of Sales and Affiliate Marketing, Keno Thomas, filed a lawsuit against the Company. Thomas alleged that the Company had ordered him to fabricate revenue and subscriber information and then had retaliated against him for refusing to do so. On this news, the stock price fell from $37.20 to close at $33.51 (a decline of $3.69).

If you acquired Starz securities during the Class Period and you are interested in learning more about this matter and any rights you might have with respect to these claims, contact Justin Somelofske at securitiescases@kmllp.com, or by telephone at (212) 371-6600. Please bear in mind that some of these rights may be time-sensitive.

Kirby McInerney LLP is a New York-based plaintiffs' law firm concentrating in securities, whistleblower, antitrust and consumer litigation. The firm has specialized in complex litigation, including securities class actions, for several decades. Kirby McInerney LLP has repeatedly demonstrated its expertise in this field, and has been recognized by various courts that have appointed the firm to major positions in consolidated and multi-district litigation. The firm's efforts on behalf of shareholders in securities litigation have resulted in recoveries totaling billions of dollars, and the firm's achievements and quality of service have been chronicled in numerous published decisions.

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