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DirectTV Signals Return to Profit

News, 10 February 2006

    EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA - America's largest satellite broadcaster earned $121.2 million (€101.1m; £69.5m) in the fourth quarter, in contrast to a loss of $288.5m in the same period a year ago. Revenue rose to $3.6 billion from $3.36bn.
   DirectTV, controlled by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, says Q4 subscriber growth was below expectations but churn rate fell to 1.7% from 1.9% in Q3.