DIRECTV, established in 1977, is one of the world s leading providers of digital multichannel television entertainment services, with more than 15 million customers. Formerly known as Hughes Electronics Corporation, DIRECTV distributes to its subscribers more than 1,500 digital video and audio channels, including basic entertainment channels, premium movie channels, regional and specialty sports networks, over 1,100 local channels, Spanish and other foreign language special interest channels, and pay-per-view movie and event choices. Its Latin America segment provides digital direct-to-home digital television services in Latin America that include South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Chase Carey has been the chief executive officer of DIRECTV Group for more than two years. He has been with the media company for over two years. Carey earned a AB degree from Colgate University, and a MBA from Harvard. DIRECTV is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., and has offices in Denver and New York City.