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November 3, 2011 | Bloomberg News
DirecTV, the largest U.S. satellite- television provider, reported a 7.7 percent increase in third- quarter profit after a football promotion helped it gain U.S. subscribers. Net income climbed to $516 million, or 70 cents a share, from $479 million, or 55 cents, a year earlier, DirecTV said today in a statement. Sales increased 14 percent to $6.84 billion, compared with analysts' $6.78 billion projection. DirecTV, based in El Segundo, California, added 327,000 U.S. users, driven by demand for its NFL Sunday Ticket promotion.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Is Google ready for some football? National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is in Silicon Valley this week and that's all it took to get tongues wagging that the Internet search giant and parent of YouTube is eager to get a piece of the action. The only NFL TV package that will be available anytime soon is satellite broadcaster DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package, which allows subscribers access to every NFL game on Sunday afternoons. It is ideal for a fan who roots for a team whose games are not routinely available or for obsessed fans who like to watch multiple games at the same time.
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BUSINESS
November 6, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
DirecTV Group Inc., the largest U.S. satellite-television provider, posted third-quarter sales that beat analysts' estimates, helped by demand for its high-definition and digital-video-recording services. Revenue jumped 9.7% to $5.47 billion, the El Segundo company said. That beat the $5.4-billion average estimate of analysts in a Bloomberg survey. The company gained 136,000 U.S. subscribers. More people bought and kept DirecTV's exclusive programming and premium products, such as the NFL Sunday Ticket, HD and DVR services.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2011 | Bloomberg News
DirecTV, the largest U.S. satellite- television provider, reported a 7.7 percent increase in third- quarter profit after a football promotion helped it gain U.S. subscribers. Net income climbed to $516 million, or 70 cents a share, from $479 million, or 55 cents, a year earlier, DirecTV said today in a statement. Sales increased 14 percent to $6.84 billion, compared with analysts' $6.78 billion projection. DirecTV, based in El Segundo, California, added 327,000 U.S. users, driven by demand for its NFL Sunday Ticket promotion.
SPORTS
June 22, 2002
Great. Another victory for the politicians that "represent" Los Angeles. Mark Ridley-Thomas and other enlightened members of the City Council are again playing the Coliseum card, further delaying the return of the NFL, if it returns at all. Let's check the scorecard. The Anschutz group rolls out a plan for a state-of-the-art stadium that, like Staples Center, would revitalize downtown and get fans excited again. Plus, league officials have made it clear that the Coliseum is no longer a viable NFL option.
SPORTS
November 1, 2002 | LARRY STEWART
DirecTV is in the middle of an ownership mess but it appears that the company will retain exclusive rights to "NFL Sunday Ticket." Two sources told The Times that, barring unforeseen roadblocks, there will be an announcement in the next couple of weeks on a new exclusive deal with DirecTV. It will probably run through the 2005 season, after which the NFL's contracts with ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN expire. DirecTV's current exclusive "NFL Sunday Ticket" deal expires after this season.
SPORTS
March 24, 2009 | Sam Farmer, Staff And Wire Reports
Tennessee Titans running back LenDale White famously stomped a Terrible Towel into the ground last season. This season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will get a chance to reply. The Steelers will play host to the Titans on Thursday Sept. 10 in the 2009 kickoff opener, the NFL announced Monday, pitting the defending Super Bowl champions and the team that finished the 2008 regular season with a league-best 13-3 record.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1999 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the field, such National Football League stars as Steve Young, Brett Favre and Dan Marino enjoy reputations as keen competitors who keep their eyes on the end zone. But the quarterbacks were all playing for the same team early this summer when DirecTV enlisted a handful of athletes for commercials promoting its NFL Sunday Ticket programming. When El Segundo-based DirecTV's commercials began running in August, players were clad in official NFL jerseys, and the advertising campaign was chock-full of the league's distinctive trademarks.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Is Google ready for some football? National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is in Silicon Valley this week and that's all it took to get tongues wagging that the Internet search giant and parent of YouTube is eager to get a piece of the action. The only NFL TV package that will be available anytime soon is satellite broadcaster DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package, which allows subscribers access to every NFL game on Sunday afternoons. It is ideal for a fan who roots for a team whose games are not routinely available or for obsessed fans who like to watch multiple games at the same time.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2002 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
DirecTV Inc. will triple what it pays to the National Football League starting next year to renew its exclusive rights to the "NFL Sunday Ticket" package of games, sources said. The increase to $400 million through 2007 makes it one of the biggest increases in sports rights fees in recent years -- and threatens to saddle DirecTV with a money loser. DirecTV and the NFL announced Wednesday that a deal had been reached but did not disclose the price.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
DirecTV Group Inc., the largest U.S. satellite-television provider, posted third-quarter sales that beat analysts' estimates, helped by demand for its high-definition and digital-video-recording services. Revenue jumped 9.7% to $5.47 billion, the El Segundo company said. That beat the $5.4-billion average estimate of analysts in a Bloomberg survey. The company gained 136,000 U.S. subscribers. More people bought and kept DirecTV's exclusive programming and premium products, such as the NFL Sunday Ticket, HD and DVR services.
SPORTS
March 24, 2009 | Sam Farmer, Staff And Wire Reports
Tennessee Titans running back LenDale White famously stomped a Terrible Towel into the ground last season. This season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will get a chance to reply. The Steelers will play host to the Titans on Thursday Sept. 10 in the 2009 kickoff opener, the NFL announced Monday, pitting the defending Super Bowl champions and the team that finished the 2008 regular season with a league-best 13-3 record.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2002 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
DirecTV Inc. will triple what it pays to the National Football League starting next year to renew its exclusive rights to the "NFL Sunday Ticket" package of games, sources said. The increase to $400 million through 2007 makes it one of the biggest increases in sports rights fees in recent years -- and threatens to saddle DirecTV with a money loser. DirecTV and the NFL announced Wednesday that a deal had been reached but did not disclose the price.
SPORTS
November 1, 2002 | LARRY STEWART
DirecTV is in the middle of an ownership mess but it appears that the company will retain exclusive rights to "NFL Sunday Ticket." Two sources told The Times that, barring unforeseen roadblocks, there will be an announcement in the next couple of weeks on a new exclusive deal with DirecTV. It will probably run through the 2005 season, after which the NFL's contracts with ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN expire. DirecTV's current exclusive "NFL Sunday Ticket" deal expires after this season.
SPORTS
June 22, 2002
Great. Another victory for the politicians that "represent" Los Angeles. Mark Ridley-Thomas and other enlightened members of the City Council are again playing the Coliseum card, further delaying the return of the NFL, if it returns at all. Let's check the scorecard. The Anschutz group rolls out a plan for a state-of-the-art stadium that, like Staples Center, would revitalize downtown and get fans excited again. Plus, league officials have made it clear that the Coliseum is no longer a viable NFL option.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1999 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the field, such National Football League stars as Steve Young, Brett Favre and Dan Marino enjoy reputations as keen competitors who keep their eyes on the end zone. But the quarterbacks were all playing for the same team early this summer when DirecTV enlisted a handful of athletes for commercials promoting its NFL Sunday Ticket programming. When El Segundo-based DirecTV's commercials began running in August, players were clad in official NFL jerseys, and the advertising campaign was chock-full of the league's distinctive trademarks.
SPORTS
August 14, 2000 | LARRY STEWART
What: NFL Sunday Ticket Where: DirecTV When: Starts Sept. 3 Price: $169 There are pluses to living in a city that doesn't have an NFL team. One is, no blackouts. And that's a real plus for DirecTV subscribers who sign up for the NFL Sunday Ticket package. In Los Angeles, you get every NFL regular-season game. When DirecTV began offering NFL Sunday Ticket in 1996, it was almost as revolutionary as DirecTV itself.
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