Starz cues up Spaulding to prexy of distribution

Exec to o'see sales, marketing

Starz Encore Group has upped Que Spaulding to president of distribution reporting to Starz prexy and chief operating officer Mark G. Bauman.

Spaulding’s responsibilities will expand in the areas of revenue generation and growth of the company’s subscriber pay units, which number 60 million. The former senior VP of sales and affiliate marketing will also continue to oversee sales and marketing for Starz’s digital and analog multi-channel packages out of the company’s Englewood, Colo., headquarters.

“Que joined Starz Encore at its very start and has consistently made significant contributions to the company’s overall success,” said group’s founder and CEO John J. Sie. “I’ve known Que since hiring him at Showtime in 1979, and I cannot think of a more personally satisfying announcement to make.”

Prior to joining Starz! at its inception in 1991, Spaulding held positions at Rainbow Programming Services and Showtime Networks.

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