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October 06, 2015 4:57 AM ET


Company Overview of DIRECTV Holdings LLC

Company Overview

DIRECTV Holdings LLC provides direct-to-home digital television services and multi-channel video programming distribution (MVPD) services in the United States. It provides access to various channels of digital-quality video entertainment and CD-quality audio programming that are transmitted directly to subscribers' homes or businesses via geosynchronous satellites. The company offers various collections of programming for the MVPD industry, including approximately 160 national high-definition television channels, and 4 dedicated 3D channels. It also provides DIRECTV CINEMA, a VOD service, which offers a selection of 6,000 movie and television programs to its broadband-connected subscribers. ...

2230 East Imperial Highway

El Segundo, CA 90245

United States



Key Executives for DIRECTV Holdings LLC

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 59
Executive Vice President, Secretary, General Counsel and Director
Age: 65
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

DIRECTV Holdings LLC Key Developments

DIRECTV Group Holdings, LLC Replaces Deloitte & Touche LLP with Ernst & Young LLP as Independent Auditor

The independent accountant previously engaged by DIRECTV Group Holdings, LLC (DIRECTV), Deloitte & Touche LLP(Deloitte), is no longer independent as a result of the acquisition of DIRECTV by AT&T Inc. on July 24, 2015. AT&T's independent auditor, Ernst & Young LLP, was engaged on August 24, 2015 to audit the financial statements of DIRECTV and/or DIRECTV Holdings, LLC for the year ended December 31, 2015, as authorized by AT&T's Audit Committee.

AT&T Inc. and DIRECTV Holdings LLC and DIRECTV Financing Co. Inc. Redeem All of the Outstanding Amounts of Four Kinds of Notes

AT&T Inc. and DIRECTV Holdings LLC and DIRECTV Financing Co. Inc. are redeeming all of the outstanding amounts of four kinds of notes. The companies on Aug. 13, 2015 provided irrevocable notices to redeem AT&T's 0.800% global notes due Dec. 1 and 0.900% global notes due Feb. 12, 2016, as well as the DIRECTV units' 3.125% senior notes due Feb. 15, 2016, and 3.500% senior notes due March 1, 2016. AT&T expects the aggregate cash payment for the redemptions listed above to be around $4.29 billion, including principal of $4.25 billion, accrued interest of $7 million and an estimated call premium of about $33 million. The redemptions of these debt issuances are expected to be funded by cash on hand. The Bank of New York Mellon serves as trustee in relation to the notes. AT&T also provided notice to Mizuho Bank Ltd. that it will make an optional prepayment of advances on Sept. 2, in the amount of $1.0 billion of the amount outstanding under the $2.0 billion term loan credit agreement by and between AT&T and Mizuho.

DIRECTV Holdings LLC Enters 3.5 Year Credit Agreement with Revolving Termination Date of February 7, 2016

On September 28, 2012 DIRECTV Holdings LLC (Borrower), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of DIRECTV, and the company and certain of Borrower's subsidiaries, including DIRECTV Financing Co. Inc., as Guarantors, entered into: a 3.5 Year Credit Agreement with a Revolving Termination Date of February 7, 2016; and a 5 Year Credit Agreement with a Revolving Termination Date of September 28, 2017, each of the Credit Agreements dated as of September 28, 2012, among the Borrower, the lenders party thereto from time to time, Citibank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Barclays Bank PLC, as Syndication Agent, and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as Co-Documentation Agents, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Bank PLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, RBS Securities Inc. and UBS AG, Stamford Branch as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book runners.

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