STARZ Promotes Ray Milius To EVP, Programming and IT Operations
Ray Milius was promoted to Executive Vice President, Programming and IT Operations, at Starz, announced Starz President , Glenn Curtis. Based in the company's Englewood, Colo.headquarters, Milius and his team are responsible for the management of broadcast operations, post-production, engineering, transmission, media encoding, information technologies and the respective STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX ON DEMAND and PLAY services, and implementing technological growth and change.
"I am very pleased to congratulate Ray on this well-deserved promotion," said Curtis. "Ray's experience and leadership in operations and broadcast technologies has served Starz well. We look to Ray and his team to continue to innovate during these exciting times in premium pay TV and at Starz. Under Ray's stewardship, Starz will continue to be a leader in the marketplace and deliver a truly premium experience for our distributors and subscribers."
Prior to joining Starz in 1996, Milius spent 23 years in the television industry including time with NBC, CBS and ABC affiliates where he worked in all technical areas including commercial production, editing, directing and filming televised sporting and live news events. Milius is a member of several industry organizations including the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. In 1992, he received the McGraw-Hill Presidents Award for excellence in management, and has also received several silver and gold awards for commercial production. In 2004 he was honored with a Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award for design and construction of the Starz broadcast facility.
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Milius currently resides in Littleton, Colo. with his wife Sheran.
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 channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship Starz and ENCORE pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of September 30, 2012, Starz and ENCORE serve a combined 55 million subscribers, including 21 million at STARZ, and 34 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. Starz and ENCORE, along with Starz Networks' third flagship brand, MOVIEPLEX, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through Starz PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution's home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.