DIRECTV Latin America's third quarter 2012 OPBDA increased 5% to $455 million compared to the year ago period. OPBDA margin declined due in part to higher customer service expenses reflecting the larger subscriber base in both Brazil and PanAmericana, as well as higher costs related to serving middle market customers in Brazil. Also impacting the comparison in PanAmericana was higher general and administrative and subscriber services costs mostly resulting from inflationary pressure on labor costs, increased programming costs principally associated with the Olympics, as well as higher subscriber acquisition costs driven by record prepaid gross additions. Third quarter operating profit declined 6% to $221 million and operating profit margin declined primarily due to the lower OPBDA margin.CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
DIRECTV Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results
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