DIRECTV Latin America General Counsel Michael Hartman Takes on Additional Role as DIRECTV Corporate Secretary and Deputy General

  DIRECTV Latin America General Counsel Michael Hartman Takes on Additional
  Role as DIRECTV Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel

Business Wire

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- May 6, 2013

DIRECTV announced today that Michael Hartman, senior vice president and
general counsel of DIRECTV Latin America, has been appointed to an additional
role as corporate secretary and deputy general counsel of DIRECTV.

Hartman, who will continue to oversee all legal, government relations and
regulatory affairs for DIRECTV’s rapidly growing Latin America business, will
assume key corporate governance responsibilities for DIRECTV that include
working closely with its board of directors to ensure compliance with relevant
legislation and regulations and provide counsel to the board on key legal

Hartman will report to Larry Hunter, executive vice president and general
counsel of DIRECTV. In his capacity as general counsel of DIRECTV Latin
America, he will continue to report to Bruce Churchill, president of DIRECTV
Latin America.

“Michael has done a superb job of handling the myriad of unique regulatory and
legal issues, common to doing business in multiple Latin America countries,
during a period of transition and continued record-setting growth,” said
Hunter. “Michael is well prepared to take on these added responsibilities with
DIRECTV and we look forward to having the benefit of his sharp legal mind,
corporate governance expertise and wisdom.”

Hartman joined DIRECTV in 2004 as senior vice president and general counsel of
DIRECTV Latin America and was responsible for negotiating and overseeing the
approvals and closings of transactions that combined DIRECTV Latin America and
SKY Latin America. More recently, Michael guided government relations efforts
to face significant changes to the regulatory regimes in Brazil, Argentina,
Venezuela and Colombia; spearheaded the acquisition of wireless spectrum in
Argentina, Brazil and Peru; and recently formed the Alliance Against Pay TV
Piracy (Alianza Contra la Piratería en Televisión Paga), a pan-regional
alliance of pay TV companies whose mission is to combat video piracy in the

Prior to joining DIRECTV Latin America, he was general counsel at StarMedia
Network, Inc., an Internet portal and wireless content solutions company
targeting users in Latin America.


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 190 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 two Regional Sports Networks
(Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh), and minority ownership interests in Root
Sports Northwest and Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on
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