Federal Judge Quickly Denies Comcast Request for TRO against DIRECTV
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
A federal judge in Illinois today denied Comcast's request for a
temporary restraining order (TRO) against DIRECTV in an attempt to
handicap the company from advertising its best offer of the year, one
where new customers receive the popular NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ package at no
extra charge for the 2011 season.
"We're pleased the judge recognized Comcast's veiled attempt to limit
our ability to compete in the marketplace and denied the TRO," said Jon
Gieselman, senior vice president of Marketing and Direct Sales for
DIRECTV. "We're happy to go head-to-head with Comcast any day on whose
service is superior, so we look forward to competing in the marketplace
rather than the courtroom."
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital
television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience
through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry
leading customer service to more than 30 million customers in the U.S.
and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 19.4 million
customers access to more than 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1
theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as
NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy- award winning technology and higher customer
satisfaction than the leading cable companies for ten years running.
DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies
in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin
American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming
and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to
more than 10.6 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment
properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky
Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 60 percent interest in Game Show
Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.
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