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Starz appoints Jeffrey Hirsch as COO

Jeffrey HirschStarz, an integrated global media and entertainment company, announced the appointment of Jeffrey Hirsch as chief operating officer.

Mr. Hirsch has played a key leadership role at Starz since joining in July 2015 as President of Global Marketing and Product Development.

He oversees development of new Starz products and services for the company, including the launch of the new Starz app, the Starz network rebrand and the repositioning of the Starz Encore suite of services.

Mr. Hirsch joined Starz in 2015 after serving most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Residential Services at Time Warner Cable.

Mr. Hirsch first joined Time Warner Cable in 1999 and served in various executive roles including responsibilities in strategic product development for the Time Warner Cable iPad app, and serving as President for Residential Services in the Time Warner Cable New York City, Los Angeles and Rochester, NY regions.

Prior to that, his past experiences included stints at NYNEX Corporation in product bundling and McCann-Erickson in advertising.

Mr. Hirsch received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Starz announced the elevation of David Weil to Chief Legal Officer, with expanded duties including oversight of Human Resources.

Prior to his elevation to Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Weil was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Starz. He is an accomplished senior entertainment industry executive, with 10 years experience as CEO of Walden Media/Bristol Bay Productions.

Prior to that, he was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers for 25 years.

Mr. Weil graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.A. in Political Science and holds an M.A. in Politics and International Relations from Brandeis University. He received his Juris Doctorate at Georgetown Law School.


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