DirecTV's Major Thrust Towards HDTV

Hearn, Ted; Farrell, Mike
September 2004
Multichannel News;9/20/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 38, p20
This article focuses on new television satellites. DirecTV Group Inc. is going to launch two of four planned new satellites- Spaceway 1 and Spaceway 2, in 2005, with tons of HDTV programming being offered to subscribers by the middle of that year. The next two satellites- DirecTV 10 and DirecTV 11, to launch in early 2007, will have the capacity for more than 1,000 local and 150 national HDTV channels. The satellites will be built by aerospace giant Boeing Corp., which is also building two additional satellites to be used as ground spares.


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