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November 16, 2007

DIRECTV Offers HD for the International Space Station

By Stefania Viscusi, TMCnet Assistant Editor

In support of the successfully completed shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) by NASA, DIRECTV is offering to bring an HD experience to the final frontier as part of the ISS' newly renovated living space aboard their orbital laboratory.



 
DIRECTV's offer is to bring the ISS crew a quality HD experience that will allow them to catch up on current events or enjoy HD entertainment, whenever they have some leisure time.
 
As part of the HD upgrade, DIRECTV will provide a line-up of national HD channels and advanced HD DVR to be watch over a 42" flat screen HDTV, complete with a Velcro-wrapped remote control.
 
DIRECTV has also offered their top engineer to assist with the installation of the satellite dish if NASA accepts their offer.
 
Jon Gieselman, senior vice president, marketing for DIRECTV, Inc. commented, "We truly applaud both the shuttle and ISS crew for their incredible accomplishments and are honored to offer an HD experience worthy of the International Space Station. As a satellite TV service we obviously have a vested interest in space exploration and we've certainly benefited from NASA's many technical and scientific achievements over the years. This is one way we can give a little something back."
 
DIRECTV has said it plans to offer up to 100 national HD channels by the end of the year.
 
The company began its HD rollout just last month and has also said it will launch the DIRECTV 11 satellite early next year to further expand HD and services for customers.
 
 
 
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Stefania Viscusi is an established writer and avid reader. To see more of her articles, please visit Stefania Viscusi’s columnist page.
 








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