Starz Announces Promotions of James Porter And Jodi Robinson
Starz Entertainment Senior Vice President Programming & IT Development, Ray Milius, announced the promotions of James Porter to the newly created positions of Senior Vice President Media System & IT Development, and Jodi Robinson to Vice President Internet & Interactive Technology.
Porter is a long-time executive at the company and manages all activities for broadcast and infrastructural operations for the channels and advanced services, in addition to the IT group.
Robinson and her group lead technology strategy and development for the company, including advanced services and interactive television. Robinson's team spearheaded the development of the recently launched STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY authenticated platforms and applications.
"These two executive promotions at Starz are in recognition of the incredible efforts by two great leaders in the technology group. Jim and Jodi are key contributors whose vision and leadership will help prepare and lead us for the next generation of content delivery and operational support," said Milius.
Most recently VP, Media Systems & IT Development, Porter has risen through the ranks of the company since joining as an editor in 1994. He was first promoted to director of post-production, and then executive director, post production and broadcast operations. Prior to joining Starz Entertainment, Porter worked for National Video Industries (NVI) in New York and was an engineering maintenance technician for 3M.
Robinson joined Starz Entertainment in 2006 as Director of Engineering within the Advanced Services division and was a key executive on the Vongo technology development team. Prior to joining the company, Robinson was a Software Architect at Level 3 Communications where she was responsible for key platform initiatives within the Technology organization. Robinson is a graduate of Stanford University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.
About Starz Entertainment
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 20.7 million and 34.2 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).