Company Overview of DIRECTV
As of July 24, 2015, DIRECTV was acquired by AT&T, Inc. DIRECTV, a digital television entertainment company, engages in the direct-to-home (DTH) business in the United States and Latin America. It acquires, promotes, sells, and distributes digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. The company offers DTH digital television and multi-channel video programming distribution (MPVD) services. It provides a collection of programming in the MVPD industry, including approximately 195 high-definition (HD) television channels, 1 ultra-HD channel, and 1 3D channel; and video-on-demand (VOD) services under the DIRECTV CINEMA name, which provi...
2260 East Imperial Highway
El Segundo, CA 90245
Founded in 1977
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DIRECTV Key Developments
DIRECTV Unveils 4K Ultra HD Set-Top Box
Sep 9 15
DIRECTV has unveiled a new set-top box which reportedly makes it possible for customers to watch 4K Ultra HD, or UHD, programming on nearly any 4K TV. The new 4K Genie Mini, which is about the size of a paperback book, offers full Genie and 4K capability. This will expand the number of customers who can enjoy 4K movies without the need for a DIRECTV Ready 4K TV. In addition to superior picture resolution, the 4K Genie Mini also supports Dolby Digital Plus audio decoding. The Genie HD DVR allows receiver-less connections to supporting DIRECTV 4K Ready UHD TVs from Samsung with instant access to DIRECTV 4K VOD movies. LG, Sony and additional TV manufacturers coming soon.
DIRECTV Announces New 4K Genie Mini
Aug 19 15
DIRECTV announced new 4K Genie Mini, which is about the size of a paperback book, offers full Genie and 4K capability. This will expand the number of customers who can enjoy 4K movies without the need for a DIRECTV Ready 4K TV. In addition to superior picture resolution, the 4K Genie Mini also supports Dolby Digital Plus audio decoding.
Robins Kaplan LLP Announces Class Action Against National Football League, Inc. and DirecTV over Anticompetitive Sunday Ticket Package
Aug 13 15
Robins Kaplan LLP filed an antitrust lawsuit on behalf of a proposed nationwide class of commercial establishments, including restaurants and sports bars, against the National Football League, Inc. (NFL) and DirecTV, alleging that agreements giving DirecTV the sole right to distribute 'out-of-market' NFL games - through its expensive 'Sunday Ticket' package - violate U.S. antitrust law. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, seeks monetary and injunctive relief on behalf of commercial television subscribers of the Sunday Ticket. Through its latest agreement with the NFL, DirecTV paid the league $1.5 billion for exclusive out-of-market broadcasting rights in 2015 alone. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants violated antitrust law both through a horizontal conspiracy among all NFL teams (to bundle their broadcast rights together) and a vertical conspiracy among the NFL teams, the NFL, and DirecTV.
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