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Starz grabs galaxy of shows

New Orleans -- Starz Encore Group LLC has licensed several films and series from Universal
Domestic Television and Buena Vista Pay Television Sales to air on three of its
channels: Westerns, Starz! Cinema and WAM! America's Kidz Network.

The programs will also be available for viewing on Starz On Demand, Starz's
subscription-video-on-demand service.

From UDT, Starz has purchased films Cookie's Fortune, Secrets &
Lies
, Topsy Turvy and The Apostle for its Starz! Cinema
channel.

It will air Young Hercules and Weird Science on WAM!

The Westerns channel gets the rights to Alias Smith and Jones, a TV
series from the early 1970s.

From Buena Vista, Starz has picked up many classic films from the David O.
Selznick library, including Duel in the Sun and Intermezzo.

It also bought the rights to Notorious, Rebecca,
Spellbound
and The Paradine Case.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.