Starz has a new owner, but it's going to be business as usual for the premium cable network.
Starz is a bit late to the over-the-top arena compared to its premium cable rivals HBO and Showtime, but the company is making up for its tardiness with a new service featuring a perk that the other two don't have: the ability to download content.
After previously insisting that it was "far away" from developing a stand-alone service to reach viewers without a cable subscription, Starz has reversed course. The premium cable network is now following HBO and Showtime's lead in preparing its own OTT app.
The media world kicked off summer with soirees in Cannes, France. Back stateside, magazines, TV networks and more welcomed the heat.