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About Us

Since our launch in 1994, DIRECTV has continually evolved our product, best-in-class content and service to provide customers an industry-leading video offering. When it comes to the best in entertainment, we offer nearly every American the ability to beam it or stream it.

If you beam it over satellite, you have access to the industry’s best picture format and exciting content in 4K HDR. We’re also the undisputed leader in sports bringing NFL Sunday Ticket customers every live out-of-market NFL game, every Sunday during the NFL season.

If you stream it over virtually any internet connection, you can enjoy the best in Live TV and On-Demand either on your existing streaming device or on the DIRECTV STREAM Device. Those with the DIRECTV STREAM Device can build a complete, integrated and customized entertainment experience with the ability to watch and pause live TV on up to 20 devices in their home. It also allows consumers to get all their favorite entertainment in one place with easy access to apps like HBO Max, Netflix, Prime Video and more.

The History of DIRECTV
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June 17, 1994
The first DIRECTV system was bought by Lemoyne Martin on June 17, 1994 at “Cowboy Maloney’s” electronics store in Jackson, Mississippi
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The First Sports Package
DIRECTV launches NFL Sunday Ticket, allowing football fans to watch the full-slate of out-of-market games on Sundays
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Entertainment Takes to the Skies
DIRECTV introduces the first live in-flight television service for airlines on JetBlue
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Going Local
DIRECTV deploys the first local-into-local spot beam satellite to beam all local channels for the top 41 markets in the US
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Content in High-Def
DIRECTV launches High-Definition local channels using the Spaceway satellites, and followed with over 100 HD National channels, sparking the US’s appetite for HDTV content
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A New Sports Experience
DIRECTV launches the Game Mix channels with NFL Sunday Ticket, allowing customers to watch 8 games at once
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On the Move
DIRECTV is the first service to allow you to take your DVR content on-the-go with the GenieGO product
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More Rooms, Less Wires
DIRECTV launches the Wireless Genie Mini and Wireless Video Bridge, bringing high-definition live video to any room in our customers’ homes without running extra wires
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First in 4K
DIRECTV introduces the first 4K UHD content with Push VOD rentals, followed with live sports in 4K with the 2016 Masters Tournament (Golf) and 25 MLB games
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TV Wherever, Whenever
DIRECTV NOW “General Market” streaming service launches with Cloud DVR
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Smart, Superior Streaming
The AT&T TV premium streaming service launches nationally
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DIRECTV All-In on Video
DIRECTV becomes a standalone company with a singular focus on video