Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) announced today that the company has retained the Glover Park Group to provide Government Relations and Strategic Communications services, with a specific focus on supporting the company's engagement with the Washington, DC public policy community. As the multichannel video industry continues to consolidate, lawmakers and regulators are increasingly focused on ensuring that the public interest in access to quality, diverse programming is preserved and promoted. Through outreach to government officials and communications within the Washington, DC market, Starz plans to work with the Glover Park Group to educate key stakeholders about the programmer's outstanding array of shows, including its breakout hits "Power" and "Survivor's Remorse ." Both shows have received strong viewership and critical acclaim driven by their appeal to the traditionally underserved African American audience. As required under federal law, the Glover Park Group will be registering to lobby on behalf of Starz.

About Starz Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks (Starz Networks) and global content distribution (Starz Distribution), www.starz.com. The Starz Networks operating unit is home to the flagship STARZ ® brand with 24.2 million subscribers in the United States as of June 30, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORE SM network at 31.8 million subscribers. Through STARZ, the company provides high quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms. Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming. The Starz Distribution operating unit is home to the Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital, and Starz Worldwide Distribution divisions. In addition to STARZ Original series, Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires movies, television and other entertainment content for worldwide home video, digital, and television licensing and sales.

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