DTV - DirecTV
DirecTV Group (Nasdaq: DTV) was founded as a company in 1990, although it didn't roll out its first service until 1994, according to the company Web site.
The operations of the company are run through two business lines: DirecTV U.S. and DirecTV Latin America. Both units offer digital entertainment programming via satellite to commercial and residential subscribers.
Major acquisitions by the company have been Connect Inc., USSB and PRIMESTAR. In 2008 Liberty Media acquired a 41 percent stake in the DirecTV Group.
DirecTV Latin America is offered in Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Mexico.
The company is based in El Segundo, California.
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