DIRECTV Joins MoCA

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| Source: MoCA

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- DIRECTV is the latest to join MoCA's growing and distinguished membership. DIRECTV joins the alliance at the Contributor level member, which enables them to become even more involved in the formation of the organization including development of the next generation specification.

"DIRECTV's membership is continued proof of our evolution as a truly global standard with appeal to all major broadband industry segments," said MoCA president, Charles Cerino. "They are a welcome addition to our organization and we look forward to their vital input in shaping the alliance."

About DIRECTV

DIRECTV, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTV), the nation's leading satellite television service provider, presents the finest television experience available to more than 16.8 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD revolution with 95 national HD channels - more quality HD channels than any other television provider. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed cable for seven years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit directv.com.

About MoCA

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) is an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products. MoCA is a registered trademark of the Multimedia Over Coax Alliance. Visit www.mocalliance.org for more information.

MoCA
Rob Gelphman, Chair, MWG
408-961-8744


DIRECTV
Robert Mercer, Director, Public Relations
310-964-4683