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Program: DBS. Objective: Communications.

Commercial direct broadcast satellite television service to the US. The orbital part of the system consists of 3 Hughes-built geosynchronous satellites. Broadcast services began in mid-1994. DirecTV, Inc, a subsidiary of Hughes Communications, faced as competitors the similar Primestar and USSB services, as well as older C-band satellite services and cable TV companies. Major Events: .

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