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Technicolor builds 20m STBs for DirecTV PanAmericana

Technicolor has manufactured the 20th million set-top-box for DirecTV PanAmericana. Over the past 22 years Technicolor has worked in partnership with DirecTV to provide a wide range of basic and advanced set-top-boxes for use in the US and throughout Latin America.

In 1993 Technicolor (formerly Thomson) was selected by DirecTV to design and manufacture the company’s first set-top-box, the DBS-1. On June 17th 1994 DirecTV launched their direct to home video service relying on Technicolor to provide high quality set-top-boxes built to the stringent quality and safety requirements established by DirecTV, including ISO 9000, IEC60065, and numerous other global standards.

“Technicolor is pleased and honoured to be part of the DirecTV’s legacy of providing high quality direct to home video products and services to many customers throughout the US and in Latin America, beginning in 1994,” said Barbara Bessolo, President of Technicolor’s Connected Home Latin America Business Unit. “We continue to strive to work closely with DirecTV Pan Americana to develop and introduce highly reliable new home media platforms and devices to support a wide range of advanced home and mobile video services.”

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