Did pay-TV operators drive Starz's decision to dump Netflix deal?

The decision by Starz (Nasdaq: LSTZA) to end its relationship with Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), despite an offer from the streaming video distributor of $300 million a year for access to its Sony Pictures (NYSE: SNE) and Walt Disney Studios (NYSE: DIS) content, comes down to a question of how much services like Netflix are costing content owners in deals with pay-TV operators. Starz owner, Liberty Starz, wanted Netflix to create a new tier of service that would have made it as expensive as other service providers. Netflix balked. Article

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