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DirecTV revenue rises on higher US subscription fees

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DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV provider, reported a 6.3 percent rise in third-quarter revenue as it earned more from each subscriber in the United States.

Net income attributable to the company fell to $611 million, or $1.21 per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30 from $699 million, or $1.28 per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose to $8.37 billion from $7.88 billion.

Average revenue per user (ARPU) in the United States rose to $107.27 from $102.37 a year earlier.