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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: The DIRECTV Group Inc. (DTV)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

The DIRECTV Group Inc. is a leading American provider of digital television entertainment, broadband satellite networks and services, global video and data broadcasting to customers in the United States and Latin America. The Company also offers mobile service (DirecTV Mobile) for cars, RVs and boats, as well as aircraft (DirecTV Airborne) in cooperation with Boeing.

The DIRECTV Group is composed of two main operating units: DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America. DIRECTV U.S. is the largest provider of direct-to-home digital television services and the second largest provider in the multi-channel video programming distribution industry in the United States. The segment covers about 94% of the United States television households and distributes to its subscribers about 1,800 digital video and audio channels.

The DIRECTV Latin America provides digital DTH digital television services throughout Latin America, which includes South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Latin division is comprised of PanAmericana which provides services in Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico and certain other countries; Sky Brasil Servicos Ltda (or Sky Brazil); and Innova, S. de R.L. de C.V. (or Sky Mexico).

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