EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr 15, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Continuing to sharpen up the HD viewing experience, DIRECTV is now offering the most movies in 1080p, the highest resolution format available for HD video enthusiasts and the same format used by Blu-Ray HD DVDs.
DIRECTV customers with DIRECTV Plus(R) HD DVR receivers have access to more than 30 new pay per view movies through the DIRECTV on DEMAND platform, and all new HD pay per view movies will soon be in the razor-sharp format optimized to bring the movie theatre experience to DIRECTV homes. Customers can also download additional movie titles via their broadband-connected HD DVR.
The movies available this month include: Transporter 3, Twilight, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Changeling, Body of Lies, Milk, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Dark Knight, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Wanted. New HD VOD titles such as Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler, Marley & Me and Quantum of Solace will also be available in 1080p when they premiere on DIRECTV on DEMAND. For more information on 1080p and available titles visit www.directv.com/hd.
"This is fantastic news for all of our HD customers because DIRECTV HD in 1080p will enhance the HD viewing experience even if they don't have a 1080p-compatible HDTV, and all HD DVR customers will have access to 1080p titles," said Eric Shanks, executive vice president, DIRECTV Entertainment. "As the HD leader, we continue to push the envelope with unmatched HD quality and breadth of content. By offering the largest selection of 1080p titles, we further strengthen DIRECTV's position as the premier destination for the most compelling and complete lineup of HD content."
The DIRECTV on DEMAND service is available to customers with a DIRECTV Plus(R) HD DVR or R22 DVR receiver, and offers more than 7,000 standard-definition and HD titles, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The service allows customers to download the programming of their choice from the DIRECTV on DEMAND library to their DVRs to enjoy whenever they want. The service offers one of the easiest-to-use on demand interfaces on television, with unique features that make navigating through titles simple and quick.
DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV), the nation's No. 1 satellite television service, presents the finest television experience available to more than 17.6 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD revolution with more than 130 HD channels - more quality HD channels than any other television provider. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed all national cable companies for eight years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit directv.com.
SOURCE: DIRECTV, Inc.
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