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Douglas Briggs Named President of QVC

March 7, 1995 GMT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Home shopping network QVC Inc., which was recently acquired by two major cable system operators, named Douglas S. Briggs president Monday.

Briggs has been with QVC since it was founded in 1986. Since February 1994, he oversaw the daily business of the company while president of QVC electronic retailing and executive vice president of QVC Inc.

For fifteen years prior to joining QVC, Briggs worked for The Franklin Mint.

QVC Inc. is the world’s leading electronic retailer with sales of $1.4 billion last year.

On Feb. 17, the West Chester, Pa.-based company was acquired by Comcast, the nation’s fourth largest cable operator, and Tele-Communications Inc., of Englewood, Colo., the nation’s largest cable company.

Comcast is the majority owner and managing partner.

Former QVC chief Barry Diller resigned from the home shopping channel after the Comcast-Tele-Communications deal was completed.

QVC spokeswoman Ellen Rubin said she did not know Diller’s next career move.