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2250 East Imperial Highway
El Segundo, CA 90245
Employees: 27,200
CEO: Michael White
Stock Symbol: DTV


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DirecTV is the nation's leading satellite television service provider. It offers access to 285 channels of digital TV programming in places where people live - single family homes, condominiums and apartment buildings. DIRECTV also provides television entertainment to tens of thousands of commercial locations, including airports, hotels, restaurants, bars, hospitals and office buildings.

AT&T announced in May it will acquire DirecTV for roughly $49 billion, creating a giant company offering video, broadband and wireless phone calls to reach 70 million customers nationwide.

DirecTV has 20.2 million customers in the U.S. that subscribe to basic and premium programming packages which include HBO, ESPN, MTV, Cinemax, NFL Sunday Ticket and NBA League Pass. Basic packages start at $29.99 per month. Customers can use an 18-inch dish to receive programming in most areas in North America.

The company also offers Digital Video Recorders and 185 channels in high definition. Subscribers can also view content on laptop computers, tablets and cellphones.

DirecTV has three broadcasting centers in Long Beach, CA (DirecTV Latin America), Marina Del Rey, CA and Castle Rock, CO that transmit programming to five orbiting satellites. DirecTV even has its own entertainment programming.

DIRECTV Latin America owns approximately 93% of Sky Brasil, 41% of Sky Mexico and 100% of PanAmericana, which covers most of the remaining countries in the region. Sky Brasil and PanAmericana ended the year with 5.4 million and 6.2 million subscribers, respectively. Sky Mexico had approximately 6 million subscribers as of December 31, 2013, bringing the total subscribers in the region to 17.6 million.

In 2013, the company reported record revenues of $31.7 billion, an increase of 7%, and net income of $2.96 billion. Average subscriber revenue is $102.18 per month in the U.S. DirecTV added 169,000 net subscribers in the U.S. in 2013. Average subscriber revenue in Latin America per month is $51.64

DirecTV is majority-owned by Liberty Media. The company was launched in 1994.


- Competitive Compensation Program
- Pay-for-Performance Philosophy
- Market-Competitive Base Salary
- Annual Bonus Programs
- Rewards and Recognition
- Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
- 401K Savings Plan
- Pension Plan (where applicable)
- Flexible Spending Account
- Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
- Short- and Long-Term Disability Plans
- Life Insurance
- Accidental Death Insurance
- Education Assistance Program
- Personal Time Off (PTO)
- Free DIRECTV Systems and Programming Package
- DIRECTV Friends and Family Program
- Academic Gift Matching
- Child Care Referrals and Discounts
- Adoption Benefits

Updated May 19, 2014