DirecTV

DirecTV is a direct broadcast satellite service based in El Segundo, California, which transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America, and the Anglophone Caribbean. Its primary competitors are Dish Network and cable providers. DirecTV currently has 18 million subscribers. The service was launched on June 17, 1994 and is now owned by The DirecTV Group, which is controlled by Liberty Media.

DirecTV has its own network called The 101 Network, available only to DirecTV subscribers in the United States. DirecTV is also the exclusive U.S. rights holder to sports packages NFL Sunday Ticket, NCAA Mega March Madness, NASCAR Hot Pass, and the “DirecTV Experience”, for Men’s Majors Golf Tournaments and Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments.

DirecTV provides television and audio services to subscribers through satellite transmissions. Services include the equivalent of many local television stations, broadcast television networks, subscription television services, satellite radio services, and private video services. Subscribers have access to dozens or hundreds of channels, so its competitors are cable television service and other satellite-based services.