Starz First-Quarter Earnings Exceed Expectations, Subscribers Rise

Starz on Thursday reported improved first-quarter earnings and subscriber figures.
The premium TV company, led by CEO Chris Albrecht, reported earnings of $86.1 million, or $84.6 million attributable to stockholders, compared with $66.8 million in the year-ago period. Wall Street had on average forecast earnings of $63.1 million, or 61 cents per share.