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Nigolian Into Starz's Sticky Situation

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it: Starz Encore Group LLC Wednesday
named Andrew Nigolian division vice president for its Comcast Corp. account.

Comcast and Starz Encore are entangled in a huge legal battle, with the giant
MSO filing suit against the programmer last November.

Comcast, which merged with AT&T Broadband last year, is claiming that it
should not be bound by a controversial 25-year carriage deal struck by AT&T
Broadband's predecessor company.

And Starz Encore, in turn, has a separate suit pending against AT&T

A Starz Encore spokeswoman declined to comment on the status of the pending
legal actions.

Nigolian -- most recently head of the Starz Encore Adelphia Communications
Corp. account team in Coudersport, Pa. -- will now be based in Philadelphia,
Comcast's headquarters.

Nigolian came to Starz Encore from Time Warner Cable in Binghamton,