BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ray Milius, Executive Vice President of Programming Operations for Starz, announced the promotion of Jason Wyrick to Vice President, Digital Platforms.
Based in the company’s Colorado headquarters, Wyrick will oversee a team of more than 50 developers, creators and business analysts and is responsible for all technical aspects of externally facing systems, including STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, MOVIEPLEX PLAY, Starz.com and affiliate integrations. Wyrick will also lead the Digital Platforms team in development, launch and ongoing management of digital products and services.
“Jason is a key contributor to the company and we’re confident Jason will continue to lead, inspire and drive the team to produce world-class software to deliver Starz content, services and products,” said Milius.
Wyrick joined Starz in 2005 and was most recently Senior Director of Digital Platforms at Starz. Prior to joining the company, Wyrick has held a variety of management and engineering positions at both Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. Wyrick is a graduate of the University of Colorado - Boulder with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering.
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 December 31, 2014, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 57.3 million subscribers, including 23.3 million at STARZ, and 34.0 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network 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.