Englewood, Colo., – July 19, 2012 – Tim Sweeney was promoted to senior vice president, business and legal affairs, corporate at Starz Entertainment, announced Steve Beabout, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Based in the company’s Englewood, Colo. headquarters, Sweeney is responsible for a wide range of legal counsel and oversight including matters pertaining to general corporate, marketing, intellectual property, finance, IT and operations/technology, HR, and new business development. Sweeney joined the company in 2002 and was promoted to VP, business and legal affairs, marketing and intellectual property in 2003.
“Tim has been an invaluable adviser to senior management and the Starz legal team with his wide range of skill and expertise,” said Beabout. “Tim’s contributions to the company are noteworthy, including counsel on the $1.5 billion senior secured credit facility at Starz, LLC announced by Liberty Media last November. We congratulate Tim on this richly deserved promotion.”
Prior to joining Starz, Sweeney was vice president, business development at Kobalt lnteractive and before that spent more than 11 years at AT&T Broadband in
various senior legal and business positions. A native of Colo
rado, Sweeney earned his BA in music and his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado in Boulder.