DIRECTV and Intel Bring Connectivity to TV, PC

Intel, DIRECTV Customers Can Now Play Music and View Pictures on Their TVs from Their Intel(R) ViivTM Technology- Based PCs Via Their DIRECTV Plus(R) HD DVRs

LAS VEGAS, Jan.10, 2007 - DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, announces that the DIRECTV Plus(R) HD DVR has been verified with Intel(R) ViivTM technology. With this certification, DIRECTV becomes largest supplier of Viiv-verified digital media adapters (DMAs).

DIRECTV customers who have a DIRECTV Plus(R) HD DVR can now access and enjoy their pictures and music on their TVs directly from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs. The DIRECTV Plus(R) HD DVR is the world's first digital set-top box with integrated DMA functionality verified to work with Intel Viiv technology.

"We announced our alliance with Intel at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show and we are happy to be here today, one year later, to show you the fruits of our labor," said Romulo Pontual, executive vice president and CTO, DIRECTV, Inc. "The way people consume media is rapidly evolving and connectivity between digital devices is becoming an essential part of the home ecosystem. DIRECTV understands this evolution and is delivering innovative solutions to make sure our customers stay connected."  READ MORE...