EPA Names DIRECTV 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
DIRECTV Earns Award for Protecting the Environment By Manufacturing
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- March 6, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named DIRECTV as a 2013
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing
greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and for
educating consumers about energy efficiency. DIRECTV’s accomplishments will be
recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26.
Since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner in 2009, DIRECTV has made significant
contributions to energy efficiency, including:
*More than 40 million receivers, representing more than 95 percent of all
DIRECTV receivers purchased since joining the ENERGY STAR program, are
*Deployed more than 10 million ENERGY STAR-qualified receivers in 2012
alone, which will result in an estimated electricity savings of more than
900 million kilowatt hours each year.
*Delivery of energy savings to millions of set top boxes already in homes
by enabling them to automatically go into an energy saving lower power
mode when not in use.
*Helping educate millions of Americans about energy efficiency and the
ENERGY STAR program through a variety of marketing tactics.
*Launching the innovative Genie™ whole-home HD DVR system, which utilizes a
server and thin clients to offer customers substantial energy savings
relative to whole-home HD DVR installations introduced only a few years
*Implementing the RVU remote user interface technology
(www.rvualliance.org), which drives down energy consumption even further
by enabling a receiver-less connection to compatible RVU client devices
including many available Smart TV models.
“Environmental stewardship continues to be an important aspect of our business
and the actions we all take to conserve energy and reduce waste have an
immediate impact," said Romulo Pontual, executive vice president and CTO of
DIRECTV. "When they see the ENERGY STAR mark on their DIRECTV receivers, our
customers recognize that they are saving energy and money while continuing to
enjoy their high-quality, feature rich DIRECTV service.”
"Through their commitment to producing quality energy-efficient ENERGY STAR
products, DIRECTV has demonstrated their commitment to saving consumers money
and protecting our environment," said Bob Perciasepe, acting administrator,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "DIRECTV is recognized today for this
outstanding effort that has helped protect the climate for all Americans."
Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and
businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented
more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2013 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and retailers
that successfully promote and deliver ENERGY STAR qualified products, saving
consumers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners are
selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital
television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience
through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry
leading customer service to more than35 million customers in the U.S. and
Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million customers
access to more than 185 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality
sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™,
Emmy- award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the
leading cable companies for 11 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through
its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina,
Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV
category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled
digital television experience to more than 15 million customers. DIRECTV
sports and entertainment properties include three Regional Sports Networks
(Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 42 percent interest in
Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please
visitwww.directv.com. For more information about Corporate Citizenship at
DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com/CorporateCitizenship.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992
as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect
the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY
STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes,
and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit
www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
ENERGY STAR Brand Manager
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