Jeffrey Hirsch
Jessica Sample
United States

Starz Networks


President / CEO

After running day-to-day operations at Starz and overseeing its international expansion as COO following Chris Albrecht’s departure, Hirsch assumed the role of president and CEO in September 2019, shepherding overall business and programming strategy. Nurturing Starz both domestically and abroad, he was responsible for the launches of the Starz app in the U.S. and Starzplay globally. With nearly 25 million domestic subscribers, the cabler has grown its streaming-service subs past four million. Hirsch, who boarded Starz in 2015 as head of global marketing and product development, was key to integrating the network into Lionsgate after its 2016 acquisition. He had spent over 15 years at Time Warner Cable, ultimately rising to executive vice president and chief marketing officer of residential services.


  • Starz Networks
  • Time Warner Cable
  • McCann


  • University of Pennsylvania (PA, USA)
  • Dartmouth College (NH, USA)

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Jeffrey Hirsch Upped to President, CEO of Starz

Jeffrey Hirsch Upped to President, CEO of Starz

Premium cabler Starz has promoted chief operating officer Jeffrey Hirsch to CEO and president of the network, effective immediately. The move follows the exit of former Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in February.“Jeff continues to lead Starz’s transformation into one of the world’s premier subscription platforms,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer in a release. “He has a clear strategic vision, great understanding of where our business is headed and strong relationships that will all contribute to Starz’s continued strong growth and...


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