Thomson Extends DirecTV Latin America Deal


Thomson said Tuesday that it has extended its agreement to manufacture digital set-top boxes for DirecTV Group Inc.’s DirecTV Latin America.

DirecTV Latin America became the latest News Corp. company to reach a deal with Thomson, following DirecTV Inc., Sky Brasil and Sky Mexico.

"Thomson's leading role in providing DirecTV and DirecTV Latin America with the best receiver technology over the past 10 years made this an easy decision," DirecTV Latin America senior vice president Jacopo Bracco said in a prepared statement.

DirecTV Latin America provides direct-broadcast satellite service in 28 countries.