When I was a young guy we actually had television with no cables and satellites. Thank goodness those days are over. Once technology began to change, you had to be closer to a city to benefit from the services of cable television. If not, then you had satellite television with a humongous satellite dish in your back yard. Those things were as big as a mini-van. And with my bad experience with cable television, I am glad those days are over as well. Now the satellite dishes are small and the quality and channel lineup is superb. I cut the cable long ago in favor of satellite television and the only company I have ever used since then was Direct.TV. My experience has been, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and my television experience has not been broken since switching to them for my television provider.
I often wondered about the history of this company. I wondered when satellite television evolved into something much smaller in size but larger in quality. Even though I wondered this, I never researched it. Now I have and will share the history of DIRECTV with you. This company came to be when Hughes Communications – ever heard of Howard Hughes – worked with USSB and Thompson Consumer Electronics to start what we know today as small dish satellite television.
Okay, I made up the term small-dish satellite television but that is where it all began with a launch back in 1994. Direct TV then went on to acquire USSB and PrimeStar in 1998 and 1999 respectively. Presently, the company can boast that it is the number one digital satellite television provider with over 285 channels, a large amount of high-definition offerings and all of these are broadcast in digital sound and picture quality. DIRECTV has come a long way from its meager beginnings.