direct broadcast satellite & streaming TV company

DirecTV (stylized as DIRECTV) is an American satellite television service provider. The company is based in California. It is part of AT&T.[2]

DirecTV, LLC.
FormerlyThe DirecTV Group, Inc. (2004–2015)
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustrySatellite television
PredecessorHughes Electronics
FoundedJune 17, 1994; 29 years ago (1994-06-17) (as DirecTV)[1]
Areas served
United States, Latin America, the Caribbean /Americas
Productssatellite pay television, pay-per-view, streaming television
OwnerAT&T Inc.
ParentAT&T Communications (2015—present)
A standard DirecTV satellite dish with Dual LNB on a brick wall. The dish shown uses the old logo of the AT&T affiliate mentioned.

Its satellite service began on June 17, 1994. The service provides digital satellite television to households in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean Islands.[3]

DirecTV also has internet television service.

Customer Service


In 2007, DirecTV was awarded a J.D. Power award for cable and satellite TV satisfaction.

The customer service of DirecTV is provided by many third-party owned call centers both inside and outside the U.S.

Review from Better Business Bureau


In August 2008, The Boston Globe reported that DirecTV had been receiving as many as 20,000 complaints in almost three years to Better Business Bureau about DirecTV slipping on cancellation fees.[4]

In August 2010, Better Business Bureau reported that it had gotten over 39,000 complaints in the previous three years. The BBB gave DirecTV an F (failing) grade. Many of these complaints concerned the fees for early termination, billing and service issues.[5]


  1. "About Us: Company Profile". DirecTV. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  2. "AT&T Completes Acquisition of DirecTV". AT&T. Retrieved Feb 13, 2018.
  3. "DirecTV Service in Caribbean". Retrieved Feb 13, 2018.
  4. DirecTV Says its Cancellation Fee is Fair (Report). The Boston Globe. Retrieved Feb 13, 2018.
  5. "DirecTV Customer Service: Fail". Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on April 25, 2013. Retrieved Feb 13, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)