This excerpt taken from the DTV DEF 14A filed Apr 29, 2005.
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION IN COMPENSATION DECISIONS
The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors administers the Companys executive compensation programs. During 2004, four persons served as members of the Compensation Committee. Peter A. Lund, Chair and Charles R. Lee served during the entire year. John L. Thornton served until his resignation from the Board effective July 27, 2004. Haim Saban joined the Compensation Committee in December 2004 after the final committee meeting of 2004 and, therefore, did not participate in any of the Compensation Committees 2004 meetings. Each member of the Compensation Committee has been determined by the Board to be an independent director as defined in the Companys Amended and Restated By-Laws and the applicable rules of the NYSE.