DirecTV CEO promises creativity

Haim Saban will leave the satcaster's board in August

NEW YORK -- DirecTV CEO Michael White said Thursday that director and media investor Haim Saban will leave the satcaster's board in August because of other demands on his time.

Saban, who has had a seat on the board since December 2004, recently reacquired the Power Rangers franchise from Disney.

White also said at DirecTV's annual shareholders meeting, his first since taking over a few months ago, that his "goal is to build on DirecTV's track record and to accelerate innovative creativity."

The satellite TV giant's push into 3D channels also was a hot topic Thursday. The company said it will begin carrying ESPN 3D on June 11, in time for the opening game of soccer's FIFA World Cup.
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