BTIG's Richard Greenfield wrote this morning that now Comcast has finished its acquisition of NBC Universal it should set its sights on Starz (requires free registration) for a few reasons:
- Universal's movie deal with HBO will be up in a few years and if Comcast bought Starz it "could keep the content for themselves" rather than licensing it to HBO.
- Comcast could leverage Universal studios to create more original programming for Starz
- Hurt Netflix by refusing to license digital rights to Starz Content
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