DirecTV Sub News Roils DBS Stocks

Hogan, Monica
October 2000
Multichannel News;10/09/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 41, p3
Reports that DirecTV Inc., the United States direct broadcast satellite service of Hughes Electronics Corp., added new subscribers in the third quarter of 2000, less than the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Resulting drop in the stock price of Hughes; Expectations of financial results; Reasons for DirecTV's churn.


Related Articles

  • DBS Providers Top 13.7M Subs. Tarr, Greg // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;12/04/2000, Vol. 15 Issue 28, p24 

    Cites the increase in the subscriber bases of direct-broadcast satellite operators Hughes Electronics Corp. and DirecTV Inc. during the second quarter of 2000. Number of new subscribers gained by the two companies during the period.

  • Subscriber growth weak at DirecTV. Goldsmith, Jill // Daily Variety;06/12/2001, Vol. 272 Issue 7, p24 

    Reports that Hughes Electronics, still in the midst of its slow merger negotiations with News Corp., has revised its subscriber growth forecast for its flagship satellite provider DirecTV service in the second quarter of 2001. Resulting drop in the stock price of Hughes; Marketing tactics.

  • DirecTV Sales Up 3.7% In Third Quarter.  // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;10/23/2000, Vol. 15 Issue 24, p4 

    Reports that Hughes Electronics Corp., which provides digital TV entertainment through its DirecTV satellite-broadcast unit, has announced that sales for the third quarter ended September 30, 2000 in the United States, increased 3.7 percent to $1.69 billion. Comparison with third-quarter 1999...

  • Screening TV viewers. Roane, Kit R. // U.S. News & World Report;05/14/2001, Vol. 130 Issue 19, p37 

    Discusses financial problems faced by DirecTV, a satellite television provider. Impact of customer turnover on the company; Its efforts to establish consumer loyalty; Possibility that its parent company, Hughes Electronics Corp. will merge with News Corp.

  • HUGHES' NEW DIRECTIVE. Amdur, Meredith // Daily Variety;3/17/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 58, p7 

    Reports on News Corp.'s change of the name of its acquired Hughes Electronics Corp. to the DirecTV Group. Trading of the DirecTV Group under the ticker symbol DTV on the New York Stock Exchange; President and CEO Chase Carey's comments about the name change; Number of subscribers in the U.S.;...

  • Drive to survive sparks EchoStar's DirecTV bid. Goldsmith, Jill // Daily Variety;8/7/2001, Vol. 272 Issue 47, p1 

    Reports on United States-based EchoStar Communications' bid to acquire Hughes Electronics, owner of its satellite television rival DirecTV. EchoStar's concern over its own survival amidst perceived dominance of cable in the overall television market; Regulatory outlook for the merger.

  • Space TV. Mannes., George // Popular Mechanics;Aug94, Vol. 171 Issue 8, p57 

    Reports on DirecTV, a unit of General Motors' GM Hughes Electronics Company that will provide satellite television broadcast of 150 channels in the United States. Programming; Facilities; Backup systems.

  • Hughes takes on cable, fiber with direct broadcast venture.  // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/8/1994, Vol. 141 Issue 6, p67 

    Reports that GM Hughes Electronics is preparing to ramp up service on a high-powered direct broadcast satellite (DBS) system in the United States. Use of DBS-2 for DirecTV DBS service; Strong sales of satellite dishes; Cable companies' use of fiber optics.

  • Atlas launches 2nd DirecTV satellite. McKenna, James T. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/8/1994, Vol. 141 Issue 6, p70 

    Reports that GM Hughes Electronics's DirecTV is preparing for the launching of its direct broadcasting satellite television service throughout the United States following the launch of its second high-power spacecraft. Launching of the Hughes 601 satellite; Services.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics