Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulk TV & Internet ("Bulk TV") announces their inclusion among Inc.magazine's exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies -- the Inc. 500. The Raleigh-based company provides DIRECTV television services to commercial properties nationwide and reported a growth in revenue of 610.7% from 2005 to 2008.
Since its inception in 2004, Bulk TV has quickly become a leading provider of DIRECTV free-to-guest television programming services designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare, student housing and multi-dwelling unit properties and was named DIRECTV Free-to-Guest Dealer of the Year in 2008. Bulk TV not only provides satellite television programming services, but also digital satellite TV systems, high-speed internet access services and managed data network services to over 70,000 rooms in all 50 states.
"We are honored to be recognized by Inc. as one of their fastest growing companies," said Dave O'Connell, President of Bulk TV. "I believe we will continue to grow dynamically as long as we maintain our commitment to meeting our customers' needs."
Tom Conley, Bulk TV's Vice President, is thrilled with making the Inc. 500. "This is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our employees. We continue to recruit key members to join our team and who are a good fit for our organization as we continue to grow."
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, American Apparel, Oracle, and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.
"If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list isInc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."
Bulk TV ranked #426 overall and #34 in the industry category of Business Products & Services. The 2009 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. magazine is available on newsstands August 17 to November 15 and on Inc.com. The companies on this year's list are responsible for creating more than 55,000 jobs since their founding; making the Inc. 500 perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the overall U.S. economy.
About Bulk TV & Internet
Bulk TV is a leading provider of DIRECTV services designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare, student housing and multi-dwelling unit properties. Bulk TV serves more than 70,000 units nationwide including Television Programming Services, Digital Satellite TV Systems, High Speed Internet Access Services and Managed Data Network Services. For more information, please visit www.bulktv.com.
About DIRECTV, Inc.
DIRECTV, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTV), the nation's leading satellite television service provider, presents the finest television experience available to more than 18 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD revolution with more than 130 HD channels. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed national cable companies for eight years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.
About the Inc. 500
Inc. magazine's third annual Inc. 500 is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Complete results of the Inc. 500, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com.