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Encyclopedia > Directv
DIRECTV, Inc.
Type Subsidiary of The DirecTV Group
Founded 1994
Headquarters El Segundo, CA, USA
Key people John Malone, Chairman
Chase Carey, President & CEO
Industry Telecommunication
Products Direct broadcast satellite
Revenue US$14.76 billion (year ending 31 December 2006)[1]
Slogan Good TV, Better TV, DirecTV.
Website directv.com
A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof
A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof

DirecTV (trademarked as "DIRECTV") is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. It transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. Its primary competitors are Dish Network and cable providers. A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... El Segundo is a city located in Los Angeles County, California on the Santa Monica Bay. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... John C. Malone is the current chairman of Liberty Media. ... Chase Carey has served as a Director and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of DirecTV since December 22, 2003. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (630x717, 150 KB) Summary DirecTV satellite on house roof in Delaware. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (630x717, 150 KB) Summary DirecTV satellite on house roof in Delaware. ... Sky Digital mini-dish Astros mini-dish. Special dish for up to 16 satellite positions (Ku-band) Satellite dish antenna for C-Band Satellite Dishes installed on an apartment complex A satellite dish is a type of parabolic antenna designed with the specific purpose of transmitting signals to and... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... El Segundo is also the name of a champion Australian racehorse. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... West Indies redirects here. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ...


DirecTV is owned by DirecTV Group, which is controlled by Liberty Media. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Liberty Media Corporation is an American media conglomerate. ...


In addition to consumers, DirecTV offers service to bars, restaurants, hotels, dorms, and hospitals through their DirecTV for business service. The company also offered mobile service for cars, boats, and RVs (DirecTV Mobile) as well as aircraft (DirecTV Airborne) in cooperation with Connexion by Boeing. Connexion by Boeing logo Connexion by Boeing is a in-flight online connectivity service from Boeing. ...

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General information

DirecTV typically uses a fixed 18-inch diameter dish antenna to receive its signals. Traditionally an 18×24-inch elliptical was used, however most new installations use an 18x20-inch antenna to receive signals from three geostationary satellite positions simultaneously. These systems are becoming more common as DirecTV attempts to squeeze more programming onto their growing systems. DTV is now installing a dish that has five LNBs for HDTV programming and local channels in selected markets. These systems receive signals from up to 5 separate satellites in both the Ku-band and Ka-band. The Parabolic antenna is a high-gain, reflector antenna used for radio, television and data communications, and also for radiolocation (RADAR), on the UHF and SHF frequencies. ... Geostationary orbit A geostationary orbit (GEO) is a geosynchronous orbit directly above the Earths equator (0° latitude), with orbital eccentricity of zero. ... Ku-band LNB with both sides uncovered. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... The Ka band (kurz-above band) is a portion of the K band of the microwave band of the electromagnetic spectrum. ...


The new DirecTV HD channels require an H20/HR20 or H21/HR21 set top box (STB). In order to receive the new HD channels (channels added in late September 2007), viewers must have a B-Band converter installed. If the converter is not installed, viewers can only receive older HD channels (channels 70-99). The HR20 and HR21 are HD digital video recorder (DVR) models. The term set-top box describes a device that connects to a television and some external source of signal, and turns the signal into content then displayed on the screen. ...


The new STB's support the ATSC standard (for over-the-air broadcasts) and also include QAM Tuner; however the H21/HR21 does not have an ATSC tuner. In addition, there is HDMI support for HDTVs with an HDMI port. New STB's also support MPEG-4 standard for HD Programming. Established in 1982, the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is the group that developed the ATSC digital television standard for the United States, also adopted by Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and recently Honduras and is being considered by other countries. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air or OTA) is the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery, by radio waves transmitted through open space. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Quadrature amplitude modulation. ... The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... MPEG-4 is a standard used primarily to compress audio and visual (AV) digital data. ...


DirecTV is expected to offer new equipment in 2008 such as the AM21, an ATSC add-on for the HR21, the HR21-Pro, an HD-DVR for more recording space (100 hours HD, 400 hours SD), a DVR scheduler, and the HDPC-20, a PC type receiver and DVR for computers.


As of 31 December 2006, DirecTV had approximately 16 million customers in the U.S., 1.4 million in Latin America through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, 1.3 million through its 74% ownership of Sky Brasil Servicos Ltda., and 1.4 million though its 41% ownership of Innova, S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico.[1] 2006 revenues were US$14.76 billion.[1] is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


In late July 2006, DirecTV added several channels to their online guide that are apparently not available to subscribers — these include UK-based Sky Sports One, Sky One and Sky News. The three are channels that are generally available to satellite television viewers in the United Kingdom, though Sky News has been made available in other countries internationally. Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Sky News is a 24-hour British domestic and international television news channel that started broadcasting on 5 February 1989 as part of the then four-channel Sky Television service, as well as a hourly news radio service in the UK. Broadcast of a 24-hour radio service is due...


History

  • In 1981, Stanley S. Hubbard founded United States Satellite Broadcasting and was a leading proponent for the development of direct broadcast satellite service in the United States. USSB was awarded 5 frequencies at the coveted 101 degree west satellite location by the FCC. Hughes Communications, a unit of GM Hughes Electronics, was also awarded 27 frequencies at the same 101 degree location. After waiting many years, the technology evolved to enable the building of very high power satellites and digital compression (MPEG 2) standards were developed that allowed multiple digital television channels to be sent through each satellite frequency. After Hughes failed to complete a joint venture to launch the first high power digital television service called Sky Cable, the company created DIRECTV and secured an agreement with USSB to build and launch the first high power DBS satellite system. Hughes/DIRECTV then turned to Thomson Consumer Electronics (under the RCA brand) to develop the digital satellite system for the service that would be capable of receiving 175 channels on a small 18-inch dish. These dishes utilized a new generation of smaller, lighter receiver dishes based on military technology introduced by the Global Broadcast System (GBS), which predated DirecTV's viability by almost 10 years. Hughes was awarded the contract to build and launch the new high powered satellites and USSB and DIRECTV agreed that the new satellites would carry the two separate programming services: USSB and DirecTV.
  • In 1994, the USSB and DirecTV programming services were launched. Digital Equipment Corporation provided the hardware for DIRECTV, Matrix Marketing (part of Cincinnati Bell) provided customer care, and DBS Systems created the billing software, and is still the provider (as Amdocs) to this day.
  • In 1998, DirecTV acquired USSB for $1.3 billion.
  • In 1999, DirecTV acquired PrimeStar for $1.83 billion.
  • In 2000, DirecTV abandons the Japanese market.
  • In 2002, DirecTV was the Mexican licensed broadcaster for the 2002 FIFA World Cup
  • In 2003, a merger with EchoStar, owner of Dish Network, fell through.
  • In 2004, DirecTV abandons the Mexican market, though it maintains 41% ownership of Innova, S. de R.L. de C.V.[1]
Number of DirecTV subscribers by year
Number of DirecTV subscribers by year
  • On December 22, 2003, General Motors sold controlling interest in Hughes Electronics to News Corporation.
  • On November 15, 2005, DirecTV stopped carrying Music Choice audio-only channels, replacing it with 73 channels of XM Satellite Radio.
  • In November 2006, News Corporation announced its intention to transfer its 39 per cent managing interest in DirecTV Group to John Malone's Liberty Media; in return it bought back Liberty's shares in News Corp., giving the Murdoch family tighter control of the latter firm.[1]
  • On January 9, 2007, DirecTV announced[2] that they would introduce up to 100 national HD channels during 2007, all of which would be MPEG-4 encoded.
  • In 2007, DirecTV abandons the Brazilian market (the customers being migrated to the 74% DTV-owned Brazilian affiliate of SKY Latin America).[1]
  • As of June 30, 2007, DirecTV had 16.32 million subscribers.
  • September 26, 2007, DirecTV launched their HDTV services at 6:00 AM EDT with 21 new channels. More will be launched in October through end of the year.
  • October 15, 2007, DirecTV announces that they now have 70 national high-definition channels available, with up to 100 coming by year end.
  • December 13, 2007, DirecTV is reported to buy out ReplayTV.
  • February 29, 2008 After receiving FCC approval, Liberty completes its acquisition of News Corporation's shares of DirecTV. Liberty was required by the FCC to sell its shares in either DirecTV's Puerto Rican operations or Liberty's cable provider in Puerto Rico.

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Management

  • Chase Carey, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Bruce B. Churchill, President, DIRECTV Latin America and New Enterprises
  • Larry D. Hunter, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Michael D. Palkovic, Executive Vice President
  • Romulo C. Pontual, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
  • Patrick T. Doyle, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • J. William Little, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
  • John Murphy, Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Receivers

DirecTV and other companies had been manufacturing receivers for DirecTV. Other company's DirecTV receivers had been phased out and DirecTV now designs their own models from companies such as, Pace Micro Technology of Britain, LG of Korea, and Thompson of France.

  • DIRECTV® Receiver is a common standard-definition model. D12 being the newest.
  • DIRECTV® HD Receiver is a receiver which can receive an HD signal and broadcast in 1080i resolution. H21 being the newest, but lacks an ATSC tuner as the H20's had.
  • DIRECTV Plus® DVR is a standard receiver with a built-in digital video recorder. It can store up to 100 hours of programming. R16-300 being the latest.
  • The DIRECTV Plus® HD-DVR the most advanced everyday-consumer receiver in the lineup, it has HD and DVR in one unit. The DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR also features Media Share, allowing you to enjoy photos and music stored on your Intel® Viiv™ processor technology-based PC — on your TV. HR21 being the latest, but lacks an ATSC tuner as the HR20's had.
  • The DIRECTV Pro® HD-DVR the most advanced home theater receiver with HD and DVR in one unit, it has a larger capacity hard drive, better cooling and is rack mountable. The DIRECTV Pro® HD DVR also features Media Share, allowing you to enjoy photos and music stored on your Intel® Viiv™ processor technology-based PC — on your TV. HR21 PRO is the latest.
  • DIRECTV® Sat-Go (“Satellite-To-Go”) is the world's first portable satellite TV system. It combines a receiver, antenna and TV all in one easy-to-carry unit.

DirecTV has introduced a new line of remotes to go with their new receivers.

  • Universal Remote (All remotes control receiver, TV, and two other devices.) An infrared remote that is pointed at the receiver to operate and stores device control codes, even when batteries are changed.
  • Universal RF Remote This remote does everything the infrared can do, and more. It's radio frequency (RF) capable so you don't have to point your remote at the receiver to control it. Change channels from other rooms, fast-forward through walls and adjust volume through the floor.
  • Big Button Remote Larger than the standard DIRECTV remote, the Big Button Remote has bigger buttons and type so you can control your DIRECTV® System more easily.

Access card history

The newest DirecTV "D2" access card (front)
The newest DirecTV "D2" access card (front)
The newest DirecTV "D2" access card (back)
The newest DirecTV "D2" access card (back)

DirecTV transmits programming with encryption to mitigate signal piracy. The receiver (also known as an IRD, or "integrated receiver-decoder") utilizes ISO 7816 smart cards which tell the receiver how to decrypt the programming for viewing. In a continuing effort to combat piracy, an access card generation is created approximately every two years, superseding the old set. DirecTV is now utilizing a fifth generation of access cards. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Encrypt redirects here. ... Pirate decryption most often refers to the reception of compromised Pay TV or pay radio signals without authorisation from the original broadcaster. ... ISO 7816 is an international standard related to electronic identification cards, especially smart cards, managed jointly by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ... Smart card used for health insurance in France. ...

  • P1, also known as F cards, were used until 1997. F cards have a picture of a satellite on the front.
  • P2, also known as H cards, were introduced in 1996 and eventually replaced F cards. H cards look the same as F cards. H cards were in use until 2002.
  • P3, also known as HU cards, were introduced in 1999 and were used until April, 2004. HU cards have a picture of a football player on the front. HU cards originally shipped with receivers with serial numbers above 0001 700 000. These were removed from circulation due to high piracy plaguing the system.
  • P4 cards were introduced in 2002 and are currently still in use. P4 cards are labeled "Access Card: 4."
  • D1 cards were introduced in 2004 following compatibility problems with the P4 cards in some receivers. These cards can be identified by the silver edges, and simply bear the word "DirecTV" on the front (no number).
  • D2/P12 cards were introduced in 2005. This is the current "standard issue" card. These cards can be identified by a two-toned blue dot pattern resembling the DirecTV logo in addition to the DirecTV logo and the words "DirecTV Access Card". This card has a picture of a satellite on the front. The period 12 card is the only card that will work with R15, H20, and HR20 series receivers.

DirecTV has long been a victim of an active signal piracy underground, but has recently begun to crack down on illegal reception of its signals. On its anti-piracy website, DirecTV claims to have sued over 25,000 end users, including celebrity O.J. Simpson. Although the DirectTV signal has been broken[citation needed], the hack remains in mainly private hands and has thus far not been widely released to the public, mainly due to the difficulty and high cost of the hack[citation needed]. Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ...


High-definition television (HDTV)

DirecTV AT-9 5-LNB "Sidecar" satellite dish
DirecTV AT-9 5-LNB "Sidecar" satellite dish

Like its competitors, DirecTV offers high-definition television (HDTV) and interactive services. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (708x960, 170 KB) Description: DIRECTVs 5-LNB Dish File links The following pages link to this file: DirecTV ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (708x960, 170 KB) Description: DIRECTVs 5-LNB Dish File links The following pages link to this file: DirecTV ... Sky Digital mini-dish Astros mini-dish. Special dish for up to 16 satellite positions (Ku-band) Satellite dish antenna for C-Band Satellite Dishes installed on an apartment complex A satellite dish is a type of parabolic antenna designed with the specific purpose of transmitting signals to and... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ...


To handle the proliferation of bandwidth-intensive HDTV broadcasting, DirecTV rebroadcasts local HDTV stations using the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec while employing a newer transmission protocol (DVB-S2) over the SPACEWAY-1 and SPACEWAY-2 satellites. This allows DirecTV to squeeze much more HD programming over its satellite signal than was previously feasible using the older MPEG-2 compression and DSS protocol it has been using. H.264 is a standard for video compression. ... A codec is a device or program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal. ... DVB-S2 is a newer specification of the DVB-S (Digital Video Broadcasting) standard. ... SPACEWAY-1 is part of DirecTV’s constellation of direct broadcast satellites. ... SPACEWAY-2 is part of DirecTV’s constellation of direct broadcast satellites. ... MPEG-2 is a standard for the generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information [1]. It is widely used around the world to specify the format of the digital television signals that are broadcast by terrestrial (over-the-air), cable, and direct broadcast satellite TV systems. ... Digital Satellite Service is the assumed acronym expansion of the DSS digital satellite television transmission system used by DirecTV. Only when digital transmission was introduced did direct broadcast satellite television become popular in North America, which has lead to both DBS and DSS being used interchangable to refer to all...


Receiving the channels encoded in MPEG-4 requires newer receivers, such as the H20 as well as the 5-LNB Ka/Ku dish. DirecTV has contracted with Britain's Pace Micro Technology, Korea's LG Electronics and France's Thomson to manufacture these new receivers. Pace manufactures the DirecTV Plus HD DVR (Model HR20-700, and HR21-700) and LG Electronics offers the Model H20-600 receiver, while Thomson provides the Model H20-100 and HR20-100 DVR receivers. DirecTV has admitted to software issues with some of the H20 receivers and HR20 DVRs, which have been plagued with random problems since they were released in mid-2006. DirecTV regularly released software updates for the HR20 receivers, in an effort to reduce issues to an acceptable level. Pace Micro Technology Plc is a British manufacturer of set top boxes for digital and analogue satellite television, founded in 1982. ... LG Electronics (Hangul:엘지전자, KRXS: 066570, LSE: LGLD) is a South Korean multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest electronics companies. ... Thomson has several meanings: thomson (unit), a unit for mass-to-charge ratio, symbol: Th Thomson SA, formerly known as Thomson Multimedia, a French electronics manufacturer and media services provider Thomson-CSF, former name for the company Thales Group The Thomson Corporation, a large worldwide Canadian-based information services company... LG Electronics (Hangul:엘지전자, KRXS: 066570, LSE: LGLD) is a South Korean multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest electronics companies. ... Thomson has several meanings: thomson (unit), a unit for mass-to-charge ratio, symbol: Th Thomson SA, formerly known as Thomson Multimedia, a French electronics manufacturer and media services provider Thomson-CSF, former name for the company Thales Group The Thomson Corporation, a large worldwide Canadian-based information services company...


DirecTV has phased out its TiVo-branded HD DVR, the HR10-250, which can only decode the older MPEG-2 signals. All DirecTV-delivered local HDTV stations (outside of the NYC and LA network stations) are encoded in MPEG-4. The HR10-250 will not be able to receive these local HDTV stations in these markets but can still receive over-the-air ATSC broadcasts in these markets. TiVo (pronounced tee-voh, IPA: ) is a popular brand of digital video recorder (DVR) in the United States (and coming to Canada in December 7, 2007) and is a consumer video device which allows users to capture television programming to internal hard disk storage for later viewing (time shifting), provides... ATSC redirects here. ...


For several years DirecTV has not used the standard/full 1920x1080 resolution for 1080i HD signals. Instead, they had been sending 1280x1080, a pixel count/quality reduction of 33%. Some consider this to be "HD Lite" instead of full HDTV. There is currently no indication that the channels being broadcast off the new DirecTV-10 satellite are being broadcast in HD Lite. The word resolution has several meanings, depending on context. ... HD Lite is an informal term used to describe the re-transmission of a particular HDTV channel, at reduced picture quality compared to the source. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... DirecTV-10 is a Boeing 702 model satellite which was built for DirecTV at the Boeing Satellite Development Center. ...


Local channels

DirecTV also offers local channels (CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, PBS, The CW, MyNetworkTV, ION Television (in markets that carry that network), and some independent stations) for many markets. In markets that lack a CW affiliate, DirecTV includes WDCW from Washington, DC or KSWB from San Diego. Subscribers located where they cannot receive a decent terrestrial television signal can receive feeds from New York and Los Angeles for CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox, as well as a feed from the Washington, DC CW affiliate, though a waiver from the local affiliate stations may be required to allow this, approved at their discretion. National PBS and ION channels are also available. This article is about the broadcast network. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the television network. ... FOX redirects here. ... PBS redirects here. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... ION Television is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX TV (early on in its development, it was called PaxNet). ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... WDCW is the CW-affiliated television station for Washington, D.C. Licensed to the city, the station broadcasts an analog signal on UHF channel 50 and a digital signal on UHF channel 51. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... KSWB-TV (Channel 69) is the San Diego, California-based affiliate of The CW Television Network, and is owned by the Tribune Company. ... San Diego redirects here. ... PBS-X (also known as PBS Schedule X) is 24-hour alternate network from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) that provides a mixed variety of programming selected from PBSs regular network service. ...


In the largest markets, local channels are carried on the satellite at 101°W. In some smaller markets, the local channels are carried on a second satellite located at 119°W which requires a slightly larger dish with two or three LNBs or the newer Ka/Ku 5-LNB dish. In a few smaller markets, local stations are located on a satellite at 72.5°W that requires a second dish to be installed.


In late-2005, DirecTV began providing local HDTV channels to the largest markets, requiring newer receivers with a larger dish capable of receiving signals from up to five satellites at once. The Ku-band signals on the newer Ka/Ku dish are received from 101°W, 110°W, and 119°W, while Ka-band signals are from 99°W and 103°W.


Local television channels are transmitted over optical fiber links, Ku-band satellite uplink, microwave, and conventional terrestrial transmission to uplink centers located throughout the United States. Optical fibers An optical fiber (or fibre) is a glass or plastic fiber designed to guide light along its length. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... This article is about the type of Electromagnetic radiation. ... This article is about the satellite communications facility. ...


Satellite fleet

Satellite Orbital slot Launch date Satellite type
DirecTV-1 109.8° W 17 December 1993 Hughes Electronics HS-601
DirecTV-2 100.8° W 3 August 1994 Hughes Electronics HS-601
DirecTV-1R 72.5° W 10 October 1999 Hughes Electronics HS-601HP
DirecTV-4S 101.2° W 27 November 2001 Hughes Electronics HS-601HP
DirecTV-5 109.8° W 7 May 2002 Space Systems/Loral LS-1300
DirecTV-6 109.5° W 9 March 1997 Space Systems/Loral LS-1300
DirecTV-7S 119.0° W 4 May 2004 Space Systems/Loral LS-1300
DirecTV-8 100.8° W 22 May 2005 Space Systems/Loral LS-1300
DirecTV-9S 101.1° W 13 October 2006 Space Systems/Loral LS-1300
SPACEWAY-1 102.8° W 26 April 2005 Boeing BSS-702
SPACEWAY-2 99.2° W 16 November 2005 Boeing BSS-702
DirecTV-10 102.8° W July 7, 2007 Boeing BSS-702
DirecTV-11 99.2° W March 19, 2008 Boeing BSS-702
DirecTV-12 Unknown Unknown Boeing BSS-702
DirecTV-13* 110° W November 16, 2012 Boeing BSS-702
Galaxy 3C 95° W 15 June 2002 Boeing BSS-702
  • DirecTV13 will be replacing DirecTV5

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Galaxy 3C is operated by Intelsat. DirecTV leases non-DBS FSS transponders for international programming under the auspices of the DirecTV World Direct package. DirecTV-2 having reached the end of its useful life span, on April 16, 2007, the FCC granted DirecTV's request to conduct operations to deorbit the satellite, it was subsequently removed from service in May 2007. DirecTV-3 was removed from service in Oct 2002 and sent to a storage orbit as a on-orbit backup. It returned to service in 2003 having been leased to Telesat, which used the satellite as backup for its troubled Nimiq-2 at 82 degrees West under the designation Nimiq-2i. In 2004 the satellite was moved to back up Nimiq-1 and is now operated under the name Nimiq-3. DirecTV-6 went out of service August 15, 2006 and sent to a graveyard orbit having suffered damage from a solar flare in April 1997 as well as other solar array and power fluctuation problems.[citation needed] Intelsat, Ltd. ... A graveyard orbit is an orbit where spacecraft are intentionally placed at the end of their operational life. ...


Marketing and commercials

Beginning in 2006, DirecTV began a series of commercials in which characters from popular movies and television shows appear to promote the product. The original actors from these productions normally reprise their roles, and are inserted in using blue screen technology. These ads tout the service's picture quality and the number of channels available in high-definition. (According to a recent survey conducted by Bank of America, DirecTV will soon offer 150 channels in HD, three times more than any cable provider.[citation needed]) Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Blue screen can mean one of several things: Blue screen of death is a common type of error in the computer operating system MS Windows. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...


These characters include Captain Kirk (William Shatner) (Star Trek), Bill Harding (Bill Paxton) (Twister) , The Economics Teacher (Ben Stein) (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) (Back to the Future), C.J. Parker (Pamela Anderson) (Baywatch), Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn (Charlie Sheen) (Major League), Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) (American Pie), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) (Entourage), Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) (Aliens), and Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) (Misery). Also in this series of commercials were Peyton Manning promoting NFL Sunday Ticket and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. promoting NASCAR Hot Pass. Cartoon characters have also been used in the ads, beginning with Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang. James Kirk redirects here. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... William Paxton (born May 17, 1955) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor and film director. ... Twister may mean: the game Twister the movie Twister a slang word for a tornado a tongue twister, something difficult to pronounce The name of a roller coaster in Knoebels amusement park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. ... Benjamin Jeremy Stein[1] (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer and commentator, Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and game show host. ... Ferris Bueller redirects here. ... Doc Emmett L. Brown is a fictional character central to the Back to the Future movies created by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. ... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian/American[1] actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ... Baywatch is an American television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Major League is a 1989 film written and directed by David S. Ward starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen. ... Shannon Elizabeth (born September 7, 1973) is an American actress, poker player, and former fashion model. ... American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz and written by Adam Herz. ... Turtle is a character on the dramedy television series Entourage. ... Jerry Ferrara (Born November 25, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, is the protagonist in the Alien movie series. ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction/action/horror film starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ... Annie Wilkes is the antagonist of the 1987 novel Misery, by Stephen King. ... Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film, and television actress, and a stage and television director. ... US mass market DVD cover Misery is a 1990 American horror/thriller film, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... NFL Sunday Ticket is an Out-of-Market Sports Package that broadcasts National Football League regular season games unavailable on local affiliates. ... Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... NASCAR Hot Pass is a pay-per-view television package available exclusively on DirecTV in the United States and on various cable & satellite providers in Canada. ... Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002...


Customer Service

DirecTV's customer service is provided by many third-party owned call centers both inside and outside the United States.DirecTV also has a subsidary named DirecTV Customer Service LLC which owns call centers in Boise, Idaho and Tulsa, Oklahoma. N.E.W. provides technical assistance by phone to customers who subscribe to DirecTV's Protection Plan. Most of the call centers are run by other companies who are contracted to provide agents to answer customer phone calls regarding billing or technical questions.[citation needed] Boise redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tulsa, Osage, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City 186. ...


Telemarketing violations

In December 2005 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission imposed a $5.3 million penalty on DirecTV for its violations of federal telemarketing regulations. It was the largest civil penalty the FTC had ever announced in a case enforcing any consumer protection law.[3] DirecTV continues to sell services to existing U.S. customers via telephone, through companies such as Teleservices Direct, an Indiana-based telemarketing firm.


See also

// Below is a numerical representation of the DirecTV channel lineup. ... NFL Sunday Ticket is an Out-of-Market Sports Package that broadcasts National Football League regular season games unavailable on local affiliates. ... MLB Extra Innings is an Out-of-Market Sports Package distributed by most cable and satellite providers in North America. ... CD USA, which debuted in 2006, is an American music television show airing exclusively on DirecTVs The 101 network in the United States. ... “XM” redirects here. ... Commercialization of space is the use of outer space for the purpose of generating a profit, either by a corporation or state. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Sky Digital mini-dish Astros mini-dish. Special dish for up to 16 satellite positions (Ku-band) Satellite dish antenna for C-Band Satellite Dishes installed on an apartment complex A satellite dish is a type of parabolic antenna designed with the specific purpose of transmitting signals to and... The following is a list of cable and satellite networks broadcasting in the United States, organized by genre. ... VideoGuard (sometimes referred to simply as NDS), produced by NDS, is a digital encryption system for use with conditional access television broadcasting. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e DirecTV Group Form 10-K, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, dated 1 March 2007, URL retrieved 26 March 2007
  2. ^ DirecTV to carry 100 National HD Channels in 2007
  3. ^ Directv to Pay $5.3 Million Penalty for Do Not Call Violations

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External links

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