DirecTV Is Now Malone's TV

Moss, Linda; Steinert-Threlkeld, Tom; Farrell, Mike
March 2008
Multichannel News;3/3/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p3
The article reports developments regarding the involvement of John Malone, Liberty Media's chairman, in DirecTV Inc., the largest satellite operator in the U.S. Upon Malone's participation, DirecTV will focus on video enhancement, particularly on high definition TV (HDTV), in order to compete against cable's bundle of TV, phone and Internet services. Meanwhile, DirecTV is launching a video-on-demand service with 3,000 titles and on-demand movies.


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