Direct TV is largest satellite television provider in the US. Direct TV was founded in 1985 as part of Hughes Electronics Corporation and has spun off in 1990. The Satellite Service was launched in 1994.
Cox distributes standard definition and high-definition cable television programming, includingDigital Cable. Cox has no plans to discontinue an analog level of service as part of the digital transition. Cox launched Digital Cable on its Orange County system in 1997.