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DirecTV is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider based in El Segundo, California and is partially owned by AT&T and TPG Capital. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America, Americas and the Caribbean.
Its primary competitors are
Dish Network, Xfinity and Spectrum. On July 24, 2015, after receiving approval from the United States Federal Communications Commission and United States Department of Justice, AT&T acquired DirecTV in a transaction valued at $67.1 billion. On August 2, 2021, DirecTV was separated from AT&T and became a separate entity, but was still partially owned by AT&T and TPG Capital.
DirecTV was originally founded in 1985 as Hughes Electronics.
Hughes Electronics was renamed as DirecTV. This would be the only DirecTV logo not to use the 1993 " D" design until 2015.
The logo was made by Pittard Sullivan, being the agency's first logo.
In 1993, DirecTV introduced its now-iconic "
D" logo for the first time. This design would continue to be used in several modified forms until 2015. The logo was used at the company's headquarters in El Segundo, California until July 3, 2013. It's also still in use on some satellite dishes.
On March 16, 2004, the edges of the "
D" symbol became rounded, and both sides of it were colored different shades of blue; the wordmark's font was also changed. This logo is still used on some remote models and satellite dishes. It's also still used on outdated versions today, if not updated.
On February 27, 2008, the logo was given a three-dimensional effect. However, it did not fully replace the previous two-dimensional logo until 2010.
On April 1, 2011, the logo adopted a more three-dimensional look, and the wordmark's typeface was changed again to be less spaced out. Also, the width of the inside of the "D" symbol was reduced. This logo is also still seen on some satellite dishes.
AT&T completed its acquisition of DirecTV on July 24, 2015, the " D" symbol was removed, leaving only the wordmark from the previous logo. This was short-lived, only for less than a year.
On December 2, 2015, the logo was updated by placing the newly-updated and inverted AT&T globe next to the 2011
DirecTV wordmark, this time in black. It officially debuted on January 1, 2016, only a few months after AT&T first purchased DirecTV. On February 25, 2021, AT&T announced that it would spin-off DirecTV, U-verse and AT&T TV into a separate entity, selling a 30% stake to TPG Capital while retaining a 70% stake in the new standalone company. The deal was completed on August 2, 2021.
On August 2, 2021, following the completed deal, DirecTV removed the AT&T globe from its logo following its spin-off. The text was also stylized.
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2Licensed to Corus Entertainment.
3Licensed to Channel Four Television Corporation.
4Owns 30% with 70% being owned by NBCUniversal.
5Co-owned with Major League Baseball, Comcast, Cox Communications and Charter Communications.
6Owns 40% with 60% being owned by the Seattle Mariners.
7Licensed to Novus Mídia S.A.
8Co-owned by Trans Media.
9Co-owned by Network18 ( Reliance Industries Limited).
10Co-owned by Nine Media Corporation and Radio Philippines Network.
11Joint venture with FTV Prima.
12Co-owned by TV Asahi.
13Was co-owned with Columbia Pictures.
14AT&T's stake in GSN was acquired by Sony Pictures Television in 2019.
15Joint venture with Singtel and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
16Acquired by Viacom in 1987, now owned by ViacomCBS.
17Joint venture with Mei Ah Entertainment
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22Sold to Sony's Funimation Global Group
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