DIRECTV Not Just About HD

Another Wall Street crowd gave DIRECTV President and CEO Chase Carey another podium to talk about the satellite TV company's successes to date and its prospects in the competitive video landscape.

At Lehman Brothers' Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference Thursday, Carey spoke about DIRECTV's accomplishments with high-def. But he also emphasized that DIRECTV isn't focusing just on HD, pointing out the company's other offerings, including its sports programming slate.

"Television is a big, broad experience. For us, it's about creating things that are exciting, that create interest," Carey said.

Future highlights for DIRECTV include the launch of a satellite in August that will help the company expand national and local HD offerings, the CEO said.