This excerpt taken from the DTV 10-Q filed Nov 7, 2007.
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This excerpt taken from the DTV 10-Q filed Aug 9, 2007.
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The DIRECTV Group, Inc. is a leading provider of digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. Our two business segments, DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America, which are differentiated by their geographic location, acquire, promote, sell and distribute digital entertainment programming via satellite to residential and commercial subscribers.
DIRECTV U.S. DIRECTV Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries, or DIRECTV U.S., is the largest provider of direct-to-home, or DTH, digital television services and the second largest provider in the multi-channel video programming distribution, or MVPD, industry in the United States. As of June 30, 2007, DIRECTV U.S. had approximately 16.3 million subscribers.
DIRECTV U.S. currently broadcasts from a fleet of nine geosynchronous satellites, including eight owned satellites and one leased satellite. Two additional satellites, DIRECTV 10 and DIRECTV 11, will provide us with increased capability for local and national high definition, or HD, channels, as well as capacity for new interactive and enhanced services and standard-definition programming once they become operational. DIRECTV 10 was launched July 6, 2007 and will operate from our 103° WL orbital location once in-orbit testing is completed during the third quarter of 2007. DIRECTV 11 is under construction and will operate from our 99° WL orbital location after its launch in late 2007 or early 2008 and successful completion of in-orbit testing. We have one additional satellite under construction, DIRECTV 12, which will serve as a ground spare.
DIRECTV Latin America. DIRECTV Latin America is a leading provider of DTH digital television services throughout Latin America. DTVLA is comprised of PanAmericana, which provides services in Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico and certain other countries in the region through our wholly-owned subsidiary, DIRECTV Latin America, LLC, or DLA LLC, our 74% owned subsidiary Sky Brasil Servicos Ltda., which we refer to as Sky Brazil, and our 41% equity method investment in Innova, S. de R.L. de C.V., or Sky Mexico. As of June 30, 2007, PanAmericana had approximately 1.5 million subscribers, Sky Brazil had approximately 1.4 million subscribers and Sky Mexico had approximately 1.5 million subscribers.