BTIG's Greenfield: Now Comcast Should Buy Starz to Help Itself While Hurting HBO & Netflix

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January 28th, 2011

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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