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DirecTV ended the quarter with 19.9 million U.S. subscribers, making it the second-largest provider of pay-TV signals in the country, after Comcast. Smaller rival Dish said two weeks ago that it lost about 10,000 subscribers in the quarter. It has been reporting losses off and on for more than four years, reflecting a roughly stable subscriber base of 14 million.

DirecTV’s Sky Brasil and PanAmericana added 645,000 subscribers. That was up from 472,000 a year ago and the best result ever for the company. DirecTV now has 9.1 million subscribers in Latin America. Sky Mexico, of which it owns 41 percent, has another 4.6 million.

Latin American subscribers pay less than those in the U.S. DirecTV gets 78 percent of its revenue from U.S. operations.