Starz Officially Greenlights New Original Series "Outlander" From "Battlestar Galactica" Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Starz Officially Greenlights New Original Series "Outlander" From "Battlestar
                Galactica" Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Network Will Team up with Sony Pictures TV

Series Based on Diana Gabaldon's International Best-Selling Novels

PR Newswire

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 25, 2013

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Starz Chief Executive
Officer, Chris Albrecht, announced today that Starz will partner with Sony
Pictures Television to greenlight "Outlander," an original series adapted from
Diana Gabaldon's international bestselling books. The network has ordered 16
episodes of the series which will begin filming in Scotland this fall. It is
slated to premiere in 2014.

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The series adaptation for "Outlander" will be written by Ronald D. Moore
("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: The Next Generation"). Moore is
best known for his work on "Battlestar Galactica," which won him a Peabody
Award in 2006. Ronald D. Moore and Jim Kohlberg are executive producers of
"Outlander," which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and
Supply Company and Left Bank Productions in association with Sony Pictures
Television.

"We are thrilled to be bringing 'Outlander' to Starz next year," said Chris
Albrecht, CEO of Starz. "Diana has created an incredibly compelling heroine,
thrust into a very complex world, not to mention, time. The books weave a
fascinating tapestry of history, spirituality, love andhonor, not to mention
plenty of time travel, sex and warfare. With Diana's stories guiding us and
Ron's mastery, we hope to bring Claire and Jamie to life for the millions of
fans the world over."

Moore added, "I'm very excited to have the opportunity to bring these books to
life. Diana's created a rich and textured world filled with intriguing
characters, and I believe that Starz is the perfect home for her story. I
think we'll make something that the millions of fans of these books will enjoy
and recognize as 'Outlander.'"

Diana Gabaldon's seven-book series has sold more than 20 million copies and
has graced the New York Times best-sellers list six times. The eighth
installment of the "Outlander" series is slated to be released in the fall of
2013. The "Outlander" series spans the genres of romance, science fiction,
history, and adventure in one grandiose tale. It follows the story of Claire
Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in
time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her
life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and
romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears
Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Starz will retain all domestic multiplatform pay TV rights to the original
series.

About Starz
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and
entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription
video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks),
global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and
movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.

Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming
through the flagship STARZ^® and ENCORE^® pay TV networks which showcase
premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video
distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and
telecommunications companies. As of March 31, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a
combined 56.7 million subscribers, including 21.6 million at STARZ, and 35.1
million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels
in the U.S. STARZ^® and ENCORE^®, along with Starz Networks' third network
MOVIEPLEX^®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks,
complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ
PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces
and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on
DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution's home
video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute
original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment
content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV
and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony
Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading
content providers.It produces and distributes programming in every genre,
around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the
industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows
and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate
that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network
series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas,
comedies and telefilms.SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production
companies in 15 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 32
countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel
feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households
worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium
video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row
and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net,
premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media
sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier
national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in
SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including
FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.

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Contacts:
Theano Apostolou Paula Askanas              Shannon Buck
Starz            Sony Pictures Television   Starz
(424) 204-4052   (310) 244-3790             (424) 204-4173
theano@starz.com paula_askanas@spe.sony.com shannon.buck@starz.com

SOURCE Starz

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