Starz Taps New DirecTV VP

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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.