THROWBACK THURSDAY: That time I took over DIRECTV’s broadcast center

Oh yeah, I did it. It was about four years ago that I was invited to go to DIRECTV’s Los Angeles Broadcast Center for a private tour. Did I say yes? Let’s say I waited all of about 15 seconds before accepting the invite. I got access to tons of incredibly cool stuff and for an extremely short moment in time, the fate of every single DIRECTV customer was in my hands.

OK that’s overstating it a bit. But seriously, it’s still a great article and I bet a lot of the stuff at the broadcast center hasn’t changed a whole lot. Take a look at what I saw and decide for yourself… is there a much cooler place to be?

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 7,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.