DirecTV is set to deliver even more high definition (HD) channels with the successful launch of their DIRECTV 11 satellite yesterday. Once the satellite is put into service this coming Fall, it will enable the company to provide up to 150 HD channels nationwide. DirecTV will also be expanding its services to more than 100 markets.
DirecTV will offer customers up to 37 live games from the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament all in high definition (HD). Their “Mega March Madness” package will broadcast games that aren’t shown nationally on CBS. A game mix channel will broadcast 4 different games on one channel.
DIRECTV will offer customers multi-channel HD coverage of the 2008 Masters Golf Tournament. The announcement from DIRECTV is first of its kind, and will include both CBS and ESPN coverage from the Augusta National Golf Club course. All channels will be available in both HD and STD.
Starting today, DIRECTV is now offering local HD(high-definition) programming to customers in the Omaha, Nebraska market area. The following broadcast networks are now available in HD: KETV/ABC, KMTV/CBS, KPTM/FOX, WOWT/NBC and KXVO/CW. DIRECTV now offers local HD broadcast channels …
DIRECTV reported today that fourth quarter 2007 revenues increased 17% to $4.88 billion. The DIRECTV reported that fourth quarter net income of $348 million declined 2% and earnings per share increased one cent to $0.30 compared with the same period last year. HD services contributed greatly to the earnings, as the number of HD channels rose to roughly 90 at the end of the quarter.
Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2008) — DIRECTV 11, the satcaster’s new satellite for High-Definition TV, is scheduled for launch in March.
The Boeing Company yesterday announced the delivery of the satellite to the Sea Launch Home Port in Long Beach, …
The Weather Channel is well on its way to the launch of its first HD studio programs, Your Weather Today and Evening Edition, on June 2, 2008. By early May, sets will be in place for the start of rehearsals from a four- story-high HD studio.
DIRECTV launches NHL Network in HD. The company will broadcast 50 live regular-season games this season all in HD in addition to its daily live signature show, NHL on the Fly, classic games, documentaries, instructional shows, highlights and more. NHL …
Among the first high definition broadcasts will be Academy Award-winning films such as “The Black Stallion,” “Usual Suspects,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” and “West Side Story” as well as audience favorites “Hotel Rwanda,” “Throw Momma From The Train” and “RoboCop.”