While I think yeah, it's probably not wise to let Starz get away, I don't know that I agree its all doom and gloom already from here on out.
The Starz situation was a difficult one to avoid, though. Starz wanted Netflix to introduce tiered membership for any Netflix subscribers who also wanted content from the Starz deal, but Netflix didn't want to introduce a Starz-specific tier in addition to their own subscription plans. Just imagine how angry people would have been if Netflix had
gone ahead with a Starz tier to keep the content deal in place.