DIRECTV Earns Award for Protecting the Environment By
Manufacturing Energy-Efficient Products
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- (Business Wire)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named DIRECTV as a
2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to
reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient
products and for educating consumers about energy efficiency. DIRECTV’s
accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington,
D.C. on March 26.
Since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner in 2009, DIRECTV has made
significant contributions to energy efficiency, including:
More than 40 million receivers, representing more than 95 percent of
all DIRECTV receivers purchased since joining the ENERGY STAR program,
are ENERGY STAR-qualified.
Deployed more than 10 million ENERGY STAR-qualified receivers in 2012
alone, which will result in an estimated electricity savings of more
than 900 million kilowatt hours each year.
Delivery of energy savings to millions of set top boxes already in
homes by enabling them to automatically go into an energy saving lower
power mode when not in use.
Helping educate millions of Americans about energy efficiency and the
ENERGY STAR program through a variety of marketing tactics.
Launching the innovative Genie™ whole-home HD DVR system, which
utilizes a server and thin clients to offer customers substantial
energy savings relative to whole-home HD DVR installations introduced
only a few years prior.
Implementing the RVU remote user interface technology (www.rvualliance.org),
which drives down energy consumption even further by enabling a
receiver-less connection to compatible RVU client devices including
many available Smart TV models.
“Environmental stewardship continues to be an important aspect of our
business and the actions we all take to conserve energy and reduce waste
have an immediate impact," said Romulo Pontual, executive vice president
and CTO of DIRECTV. "When they see the ENERGY STAR mark on their DIRECTV
receivers, our customers recognize that they are saving energy and money
while continuing to enjoy their high-quality, feature rich DIRECTV
"Through their commitment to producing quality energy-efficient ENERGY
STAR products, DIRECTV has demonstrated their commitment to saving
consumers money and protecting our environment," said Bob Perciasepe,
acting administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "DIRECTV is
recognized today for this outstanding effort that has helped protect the
climate for all Americans."
Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families
and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and
prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2013 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and
retailers that successfully promote and deliver ENERGY STAR qualified
products, saving consumers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that
participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
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 35 million customers in the U.S.
and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million
customers access to more than 185 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 11 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 15 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment
properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky
Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 42 percent interest in Game Show
Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.
For more information about Corporate Citizenship at DIRECTV, please
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers
businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy,
money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly
20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the
energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more
information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov
or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
ENERGY STAR Brand Manager
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