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But Doyle said DIRECTV must first persuade more subscribers to connect their set-tops to the Net. As of now, only about 10 percent of the satcaster's subscriber base is connected.
"We're on a mission (to get more set-tops connected)," Doyle said. "We'll continue to build up (our streaming plan) as more people get connected. We have a good library (of content to offer)."
Doyle did not say how many movies would be available for streaming at the company's web site when the streaming service is launched in the second quarter. But like the Comcast service, DIRECTV's streaming movies will only be available to subscribers.
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