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DIRECTV is Home for 2007 MLB Postseason in HD

DIRECTV is Premier Destination for FOX Sports and TBS's Division,

League Championship and World Series Coverage in HD

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 6, 2007--DIRECTV HD fans across the country will have the best seats in the house to every Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason game this fall. To date, DIRECTV is the only national multichannel video provider committed to carrying both FOX and TBS's exclusive postseason HD broadcasts.

TBS in HD is scheduled to launch on DIRECTV in September and for the first time ever will feature exclusive broadcasts of the MLB Division Series and National League Championship Series. DIRECTV will also offer FOX Sports' coverage of the American League Championship Series and the 2007 World Series in HD.

"Our goal for some time now has been to make DIRECTV the premier destination for HD fans across the country and we are very close to making that a reality," said Eric Shanks, executive vice president of DIRECTV Entertainment. "Our customers are counting on us to provide them with not only the most HD programming, but also the best quality HD programming available. We can't think of a better way to watch the MLB postseason on FOX and TBS than in DIRECTV's glorious HD."

TBS in HD will be added to the DIRECTV HD programming lineup, which will be home to the up to 100 new national HD channels DIRECTV will make available by year-end. Customers who are interested in adding HD Access to their base programming package for $9.99 per month can contact 1-800-DIRECTV or visit DIRECTV.com for details.

DIRECTV's industry leading lineup of HD sports programming includes up to 10 MLB games a week in HD and DIRECTV plans to offer all MLB games produced in HD beginning with the 2008 season. DIRECTV also offers NBA and NHL games in HD, and through its exclusive NFL SUNDAY TICKET(TM) Superfan subscription, DIRECTV customers have access to more than 180 NFL games in HD.

DIRECTV announced earlier this year that it will have the capacity to launch up to 100 national HD channels and local HD channels in up to 75 markets by the end of 2007.

With the launch of a new satellite early next year, DIRECTV will have the ability to deliver more than 1,500 local HD and digital channels and 150 national HD channels, in addition to new advanced programming services for customers.


DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, presents the finest television experience available to more than 16.3 million customers in the United States, through exclusive content, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed cable for seven years running) and superior technologies. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 250 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming and the most comprehensive collection of sports programming available anywhere, including NFL SUNDAY TICKET(TM) and MLB EXTRA INNINGS(R). DIRECTV (NYSE:DTV) also leads the digital television technology revolution with exclusives such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET SuperFan(TM), US Open Interactive and YES Network Interactive and will soon have the capacity to offer over 150 channels in HD. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit directv.com.

About TBS

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a TimeWarner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming to the basic cable industry.

About FOX Sports

As America's top-rated network for sports for the 10th-straight year (1997-2006), FOX Sports boasts rights agreements with each of the nation's highest-rated sports. FOX Sports is the exclusive national over-the-air television rights holder of Major League Baseball, including the All-Star Game, alternating League Championship Series and World Series (2007-2013); the National Football League's NFC package, including the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowls XLII and XLV (2006-2011); NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup racing from February through May, including the Daytona 500 (2007-2014); the Bowl Championship Series, featuring the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, FedEx Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl from 2007 through 2010 and the new BCS National Championship Game from 2007 through 2009; and the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Since its inception in 1994, FOX Sports has earned 71 Emmy Awards for production excellence. David Hill and Ed Goren are the Executive Producers of FOX Sports.

Jade Ekstedt, 310-964-3429


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