Beautifully engraved Certificate from the Hughes Electronics
. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a high tech scene of satellites, space and people working in a network operations center. This item has the printed signatures of the company's officers including John Smith as Chairman.
Hughes Electronics Corporation is the world's leading provider of digital television entertainment, broadband services, satellite-based private business networks, and global video and data broadcasting. A global company with 2001 revenues of $8.3 billion, HUGHES is comprised of four main units. DIRECTV, Inc. is the United States' leading provider of digital quality direct-to-home television entertainment programming. Hughes also provides DIRECTV in Latin America through the DIRECTV Latin America partnership. Worldwide, over 12 million customers received programming from a DIRECTV service at year-end 2001. PanAmSat Corporation (NASDAQ:SPOT) is the world's leading provider of commercial satellite services, operating a global fleet of 21 satellites. Hughes owns 81% of PanAmSat. Hughes Network Systems is the world's leading supplier of satellite-based private business networks with a market share of more than 50%. It is also a leading producer of set-top receivers for DIRECTV and provides the DIRECWAY satellite-based Internet access service.