DIRECTV 14 is a powerful, high-capacity spacecraft that uses Ka-band and the new “Reverse” DBS band to expand high definition and other new consumer services. This satellite is the sixth SSL-built satellite in DIRECTV’s fleet based on the highly reliable 1300 satellite platform. DIRECTV delivers hundreds of channels of crystal-clear digital programming to more than 31 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America with small-diameter dish antennas. DIRECTV 14 launched in December 2014 and provides service for users across the U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska) and Puerto Rico.