DirecTV Logo – The television system DirecTV is a direct broadcast service live satellite based in El Segundo, California, which transmits digital television and audio channels including Radio by satellite to television fixed United States and Latin America in which customers are signed and have a decoder and satellite dish receiver Directv. The DirecTV system is owned by the company DirecTV Group, a company which in 2005 acquired all of DIRECTV Latin America. In the United States compete against Dish Network.
Since December 2005 DirecTV Group is an equity partner of Sky Mexico and Sky Brazil, Sky is therefore considered in the Latin American division of DIRECTV Group. Currently SKY Brazil is operated by the company Globo Comunicações e Participacoes, SA which has a 7% stake in DirecTV Group and which has a 93% stake. Meanwhile SKY Mexico is operated by the company Televisa has 58.7% of the shares and DirecTV Group, which owns 41.3% of the shares.
John Malone of Liberty Media bought from News Corporation’s majority power DirecTV Group. News Corporation was alone with SKY Italia (100%) and other European and Asian operations of restricted TV. DirecTV currently broadcasts its signal to Latin America via Satellite Galaxy 3C. The company DirecTV Group has two divisions: DirecTV U.S. and DirecTV Latin America, the latter in turn is subdivided into three regions: Pan-American DirecTV, SKY SKY Mexico and Brazil. It should be noted that although now DirecTV and Sky form the same company, in some countries of Central America will receive both signals.