Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DIRECTV
Current Parent Company: 
AT&T
Penalty: 
$5,335,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
December 13, 2005
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Satellite television provider DIRECTV agreed to pay $5,335,000 to settle FTC charges that, since October 2003, it and companies it hired to promote DIRECTV programming violated the Do Not Call provisions of the Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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