Starz Taps New DirecTV VP


Starz Encore Group LLC announced Monday that Dan Kendall has joined the
company as division vice president, DirecTV.

Kendall will be responsible for growing the programmer's distribution
relationship with direct-broadcast satellite service DirecTV Inc., Starz
Encore's second-largest distribution account.

Kendall will be based in Starz Encore's El Segundo, Calif., office.

He comes to Starz Encore from iBlast Inc., a joint venture of several
broadcast companies, where he served as VP, network distribution.

Prior to that, Kendall spent 11 years with Fox Broadcasting Co. in various
sales and marketing positions.