DIRECTV Begins Soft-Launch of Yaveo™, a New Spanish-Language Over-The-Top Streaming Entertainment Experience

December 22, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The U.S. Hispanic community has a new way to access Spanish-language programming from the U.S., Latin America and Spain as DIRECTV introduces Yaveo™, a Spanish-language over-the-top streaming entertainment service available to anyone in the U.S.* with an Internet connection (first on PCs, MACs and Android devices, closely followed by iPhone, iPad, Xbox 360, and other devices). The service is $7.99 a month, with the first month free, and neither a DIRECTV satellite subscription nor a contract will be required.

Yaveo customers will access thousands of hours of programming including exclusive and hard-to-find content from the U.S., Latin America and Spain, the latest On Demand movies, as well as popular TV shows, children’s programming, novelas, music and documentaries. Customers will also have the ability to stream live sports and entertainment channels such as beIN Sports en Español, Cine Sony Television and ¡Hola! TV with more to be added soon.

“Yaveo gets DIRECTV into the OTT business and we’re excited to start with a compelling Spanish-language service targeted to the Hispanic community,” said Paul Guyardo, chief revenue and marketing officer. “We’ll learn a great deal, use the findings to grow and improve the Yaveo platform and expand our OTT offering over time.”

Yaveo will carry programming from a variety of content providers and networks, including but not limited to:

beIN Sports en Español
Nick en Español
Canal 22
Pasiones
Canal Once
RCN
Caracol
TMN (The Movie Network)
Cine Sony Television
Tr3s
El Garage
Univision suite of networks
¡Hola!TV
Video Rola
MTV

Yaveo customers will enjoy the best quality viewing experience with an optimized video stream that adapts to their device and broadband connection. Customers will be able to start watching a show or movie on one device, pause, then continue watching it on another device, as well as be able to stream Yaveo on up to two devices simultaneously.

* Yaveo by DIRECTV not available outside of the U.S.
About DIRECTV:
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 39 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million customers access to more than 195 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 13 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 19 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include two Regional Sports Networks (Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh), and minority ownership interests in Root Sports Northwest and Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit http://www.directv.com.

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