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Starz Promotes Two

Premium programmer Starz said it has promoted Brad Martens to senior vice president, broadcast engineering; and Jason Wyrick to SVP, digital platforms.

Both execs report to Ray Milius, executive VP of programming and operations, and are based at Starz's Colorado headquarters. 

Martens, who joined Starz in 2008, heads upengineering, operations and transmission of the Starz and Starz Encore channels, and oversees the broadcast engineering and operations team and supervises quality control of on-air and on-demand product playback and distribution. Before joining Starz in 2008, he was a project engineer with Beck Associates, where he focused on HD technology, and was senior director of engineering and operations for TCI/AT&T Broadband’s Digital Media Center.

Martens is a graduate of the University of Colorado – Denver with a B.S. in Business and Information Systems.

Wyrick heads all technical aspects of externally facing systems including the recently launched and revamped Starz app, which supports both TV Everywhere and a new direct-to-consumer OTT service, and affiliate integrations. He also oversees the Digital Platforms team of more than 50 developers, creators and application engineers, and collaborates with the programming, marketing, IT development, sales and legal teams in planning, strategy and execution of Starz content, services and products, including mobile apps, web experiences and customer support.

Wyrick, who joined Starz in 2005, most recently VP of digital platforms. He graduated the University of Colorado - Boulder with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering.