Knowledge Identifier: &DirecTV
Category: Business (999)
Founded in 1990.
Countries: United States (75%), (13%), New Zealand (1%)
Linked to: CBS, Comcast, American Broadcasting Company, Fox Broadcasting Company
PBS - Launched in 1993, PBS Kids is the brand for children's programs aired by PBS. The PBS Kids network, which was established in 1999 and ran for seven years, was largely funded by DirecTV
Bloomberg News - It was introduced in 1994 as a subscription service transmitted on satellite television provider DirecTV, 13 hours a day, 7 days a week
Coke Zero 400 - For the 1995 Pepsi 400 and Southern 500, ESPN ran what was a bit of prelude to DirecTV's Hotpass
In 1997, GM spun off Delco Electronics from Hughes and transferred it to Delphi Automotive Systems
HBO - HBO HD is available on Cox Communications, DirecTV, &Charter_Communications, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network, Comcast, AT&T U-verse, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and several other major cable providers, although few providers offer all seven multiplex channels in HD. The main channel first began broadcasting in high definition on March 6, 1999
Discovery People - For DirecTV customers, the channel was replaced by Discovery Health on December 1, 1999
Frontier Airlines - The airline took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2001 and simultaneously launched with it DirecTV in-flight television along with a new company livery
Chase Carey - Carey had already served on the DirecTV board of directors, and in 2003, Carey was chosen as DirecTV CEO.
Ion Television - However, DirecTV and Ion Media Networks reached a new carriage agreement in May 2006
TiVo - On 8 July 2006, DirecTV announced an upgrade to version 6,3 on all remaining HR10-250 DirecTiVo receivers, the first major upgrade since this unit was released
Portland Trail Blazers - A television deal signed with Comcast SportsNet in 2007 has been criticized for not ensuring access to Blazer games via cable company Charter, as well as satellite television providers such as DirecTV and Dish Network, both of which compete with Comcast's cable television operations
IndyCar Series - For the 2008 season, & DirecTV served as a presenting sponsor, and the series was briefly advertised as the "IndyCar Series in DIRECTV HD"
Kyle Chandler - Starting with the third season in 2008, first-run episodes of the show broadcast on DirecTV satellite channel The 101 Network before being repeated on NBC, and the final season ended in 2011
Fox News Channel - On Friday, October 17, 2008 at 6 am ET, DirecTV launched the high-definition channel
Cavalier Telephone - Cavalier partnered with DirecTV in March 2009 and is offering discounted rates on satellite television service
Oz (TV series) - On April 21, 2009, "Variety" announced that starting May 31, DirecTV will broadcast all 56 episodes in their original form without commercials and in up-scaled "high definition" on The 101 Network available to all subscribers
Liberty Media - On May 4, 2009, Liberty announced that it would split off Liberty Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Liberty owning the three FNC channels acquired under the swap with News Corp. and Liberty's sixty-five percent interest in GSN, into a separate company that would merge with The DirecTV Group, reducing Liberty owner John Malone's stake in DirecTV to twenty-four percent
Liberty Media - On May 4, 2009, The DirecTV Group Inc. said it would become a part of Liberty's entertainment unit, part of which would be spun off as a separate company called DirecTV. The new company would acquire Liberty's one hundred percent interests in the three FSN networks and its fifty percent interest in GSN
Tony Bruno - On October 22, 2009, The Content Factory made it official that Tony Bruno's program was being sold to DirecTV
Liberty Media - The merger was completed on November 19, 2009, with The DirecTV Group and Liberty Entertainment becoming subsidiaries of a new company named DirecTV.
Brotherhood (2006 TV series) - American satellite television provider DirecTV rebroadcast the series beginning in February 2010
Liberty Media - On June 16, 2010, Malone exchanged his preferred stock in DirecTV with equivalent amounts of common stock, reducing his voting interest in the company from twenty-four percent to three percent, with Malone resigning as chairman and ending his managerial role at DirecTV.
MHz WorldView - However, on 1 December 2010, the switch to IPTV distribution caused an outage of the network via DirecTV distribution which had derived its signal from the Galaxy 19 feed
MHz WorldView - As of 23 December 2010, the network has re-established a link and carriage has been restored for DirecTV subscribers
Peter Frampton - On 11 June 2011, Frampton performed a live set for "Guitar Center Sessions" on DirecTV
Rodrigo y Gabriela - On July 9, 2011, Rodrigo Y Gabriela performed a live set for "Guitar Center Sessions" on DirecTV
Viacom - On July 10, 2012, during contract negotiations over raising carrier rates the U.S. satellite TV provider, DirecTV's executives approached Viacom with a new proposal and a request to continue broadcasting 17 of Viacom's television networks during talks, but received no response and thus Viacom ceased transmission to DirecTV's 20 million subscribers
LifeShield Home Security - DirecTV acquired LifeShield in 2013 with the intention of marketing home security to its subscriber base
Kate Walsh (actress) - In 2013 Walsh appeared in "Full Circle", a 10-episode ensemble drama series created by Neil LaBute and airing on DirecTV's Audience Network channel
Skylar Grey - On March 8, 2013, Grey performed a six song set for "Guitar Center Sessions" on DirecTV
CBGB (film) - "'CBGB"' premiered on DirecTV's video on demand platform "DirecTV Cinema" on September 5, 2013, and was available through October 2, 2013, in standard and high-definition formats
Pac-12 Network - As of September 7, 2013, the Pac-12 Network has not yet signed carriage deals with DirecTV, &Charter_Communications and Verizon FiOS
Artie Lange - Artie announced on his show on April 28th, 2014 that DirecTV has cancelled the show and that this will be the last show
Kiele Sanchez - Sanchez currently stars in the DirecTV drama series "Kingdom" which premiered on the Audience Network in the fall of 2014
The Inspiration Network - DirecTV removed INSP from its lineup on February 1, 2014 following INSP's decision not to purchase airtime after that date
Guitar Center - To celebrate the 50th Year Anniversary, Guitar Center asked Linkin Park to play a show on October 24, the performance first aired on DirecTV on December 5, 2014
Longhorn Network - On December 23, 2014, DirecTV announced a long-term, wide-ranging distribution agreement with Disney that includes the carriage of Longhorn Network
Jemaine Clement - In 2015, he voiced a horse in two DirecTV commercials
Longhorn Network - Longhorn Network launched on DirecTV on January 21, 2015 as a regional sports network on the choice pack in the southwest and sports pack everywhere else
AT&T - As of July 24, 2015, AT&T became the largest pay-TV provider with AT&T U-Verse and DirecTV combined
AT&T - On August 12, 2015, AT&T announced that it will cease investing its U-verse platform and create a new in-home TV product that will display content from DirecTV.
AT&T - On December 2, 2015, AT&T announced that it will start to revamp both the U-verse name and the & DirecTV name and move all customers to a derivative of the equipment currently used by DirecTV beginning in January
AT&T - In February 2016, "Bloomberg" reported that AT&T was in the process of phasing out the U-verse IPTV service by encouraging new customers to purchase DirecTV satellite service instead, and by ending the production of new set-top boxes for the service