Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Its primary competitors are Dish Network and cable television providers.
Subscribers have access to hundreds of channels, so its competitors are cable television service and other satellite-based services. The XTRA Package comes with 230 channels, including additional sports networks and a huge variety of channels. New approved residential customers only (equipment lease req’d). If you're a huge entertainment fan, nothing beats DIRECTV's PREMIER™ Package. Most subscribers use reception antennas which are much smaller than the first generation antennas, which were typically a few yards (meters) across.