The shipments of more than 1 million units will be made in the latter half of this year. DirecTV holds a subscription base of 12 million persons with annual sales of US$2.3 billion.
Samsung began its set-top box businesses in 2001 and supplied Movie Beam, a product for the VoD services, to Disney in 2003.
This conflicts with earlier reports that Thompson will be suppling DirecTV with their own set-top boxes. Read that story here.