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  Direct Broadcast Satellite
Satellite rebroadcast of these channels is being done without the consent of the affiliates, which has resulted in petitions and lawsuits being filed by the broadcasters.
According to the Satellite Home Viewer Act renewed in 1994, subscribers who can receive the networks using a roof-top antenna are not eligible to receive this package over the satellite (but the courts have not yet ruled on EchoStar’s local channel service.) Note that this is Congressional legislation, not an FCC regulation.
The satellite locations are spaced nine degrees apart from others broadcasting in the same frequency range (rather than two for conventional satellites) and these satellites are allowed to broadcast at a higher power providing interference-free reception on very small satellite dishes.
members.tripod.com /~antennas_muchmore/dbsfaq.htm   (6934 words)

 Direct Broadcast Satellite Technology
Satellite systems hold forth the promise of true "anywhere, anytime" access to communications, even in the most rural and remote areas of the globe.
During these broadcasts, a viewing physician can use the system's data communications capabilities to interactively select from a collection of medical journal articles that describe the procedure or treatment currently on view be downloaded into his or her personal computer.
Thus a broadcast satellite is of consider value as a way to implement a "community information system." For certain kinds of frequently requested information, it should be possible to combine information requests from multiple users.
bnrg.eecs.berkeley.edu /~randy/Daedalus/BARWAN/DBS.html   (2895 words)

  Direct Broadcasting Satellite
Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) is a satellite-delivered program service meant for home reception.
TVRO households (of which there are approximately four million in the United States) must purchase and install a satellite dish measuring between seven to ten feet in diameter and costing approximately $1,800.
Satellites providing a DBS service are allowed to occupy eight orbital slots positioned at 61.5, 101, 110, 119, 148, 157, 166, and 175 degrees west longitude.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/D/htmlD/directbroadc/directbroadc.htm   (904 words)

  System for providing local originating signals with direct broadcast satellite television signals - Patent 5483663
Preferably the terrestrial transmitter receives local channel signals broadcast locally by some means and then converts the local channel signals from their broadcast frequencies to converted local channel signals in a first frequency band such that they are compatible with the satellite broadcast signals.
The DBS satellite 12, as is well known in the field, includes a transmitter (not shown) and is located in a geosynchronous orbit so that it remains stationary with respect to a certain geographic broadcast area.
However, the satellite broadcast frequency band for purposes of this invention could also be defined as a frequency band in which the single receiver is adapted to operate.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5483663.html   (5309 words)

  Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) TV service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Satellite orbital positions, as well as frequencies used, are determined according to the international agreement.
TV satellites of the two major U.S. providers, DirecTV and Dish Network, are positioned between 61 and 175 degree west longitude, which enables them to cover nearly 2/3 of the globe.
Satellite TV receiver now finally modifies the signal and feeds it to a TV set, making it possible for the user to manipulate programming to her or his liking.
www.1stsatellitetv4u.com /a6_dbs.htm   (415 words)

 Direct broadcast satellite
Direct broadcast satellite, or DBS, is a relatively recent development in the world of television distribution.
"Direct broadcast satellite" can either refer to the communications satellites themselves that deliver DBS service or the actual television service.
DBS uses special high powered Ku-Band satellites that send digitally compressed television and audio signals to 18- to 24-inch (45 to 60 cm) fixed satellite dishes.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/db/DBS.html   (247 words)

 Satellite television - Wikinfo
Direct broadcast satellite, or DBS, is a relatively recent development in the world of television distribution.
Satellite television in Australia has proven to be a far more feasible option than Cable television, due to the vast distances between population centres.
Direct broadcasting satellites which can be received by what are known in Chinese as little ears have had a major role in breaking the government monopoly of information on Mainland China.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Satellite_television   (2302 words)

 Direct Broadcast Satellite - Journey of a Television Signal
A broadcast signal is typically delivered to a Telesat teleport [click here for more information on "Teleports" or "Telesat's Teleport Network"] as an analog video and associated audio signal—and is either FM modulated or digitized—and is then upconverted into the 6 GHz, 14 GHz or 17 GHz frequency band.
C-band has traditionally been the frequency of choice for broadcasters, due to its wide area coverage for broadcast applications and minimal disturbance due to rain attenuation.
The low level RF signal is received by the earth station antenna and is amplified by a small amplifier which is typically located at the focal point of the antenna.
www.telesat.ca /broadcast/journey-tv-signal.htm   (572 words)

 Digital Satellite Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Digital Satellite Service is the assumed acronym expansion of the DSS digital satellite television transmission system used by DirecTV.
Only when digital transmission was introduced did direct broadcast satellite television become popular in North America, which has lead to both DBS and DSS being used interchangeable to refer to all three commonplace digital transmission formats - DSS, DVB-S and 4DTV.
At the time of DirecTV's launch in 1994, the DVB-S digital satellite system in use in the majority of the world had not yet been standardised, the Thomson developed DSS system was used instead.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Digital_Satellite_System   (268 words)

 US CODE: Title 47,335. Direct broadcast satellite service obligations
Any regulations prescribed pursuant to such rulemaking shall, at a minimum, apply the access to broadcast time requirement of section 312 (a)(7) of this title and the use of facilities requirements of section 315 of this title to providers of direct broadcast satellite service providing video programming.
Such proceeding also shall examine the opportunities that the establishment of direct broadcast satellite service provides for the principle of localism under this chapter, and the methods by which such principle may be served through technological and other developments in, or regulation of, such service.
A provider of direct broadcast satellite service shall meet the requirements of this subsection by making channel capacity available to national educational programming suppliers, upon reasonable prices, terms, and conditions, as determined by the Commission under paragraph (4).
www.law.cornell.edu /uscode/47/335.html   (471 words)

 Satellite television - Gurupedia
LNB (Direct broadcast satellite dishes use an LNBF, which integrates the feedhorn with the LNB).
A new form of satellite antenna, which does not use a directed parabolic dish and can be used on a mobile platform such as a vehicle, was recently announced by the University of Waterloo.
Direct broadcast satellite, (DBS) also known as "direct to home" is a relatively recent development in the world of television distribution.
www.gurupedia.com /s/sa/satellite_television.htm   (791 words)

 Chp 3: Direct Broadcast Satellites - Television and Radio
The actual implementation of satellite broadcast television and radio began at lower power levels using satellites and frequencies intended for FSS.
NHK is Japan's public broadcaster and provided continuity of planning and fund ing to result in Japan being the first country to implement high power broadcast satellite service.
For the COMETS experimental satellite, CRL is developing a 22 GHz, 200 W transponder to be used for HDTV broadcast experiments.
www.wtec.org /loyola/satcom/c3_s5.htm   (2139 words)

 Direct Broadcast Satellite ("DBS")
(2) The NOI solicits comments on whether the satellite carrier compulsory license should be interpreted to permit Direct Broadcast Satellite ("DBS") operators to retransmit local broadcast signals into their home markets, and if so, whether regulations governing the conditions under which franchised cable operators deliver these local broadcast signals should apply to DBS.
The satellite carrier compulsory license permits home satellite dish programming packagers and DBS operators to distribute the programs on superstations nationally and to import the programs on distant network affiliates into areas "unserved" by local network affiliates.
Given this assumption, we believe that extending the satellite compulsory license to permit DBS operators to retransmit local broadcast channels into their home markets could benefit consumers, because it would lead to an allocation of resources that better reflects the relative costs of different video distribution methods.
www.ftc.gov /be/v980004.shtm   (2754 words)

 Direct Broadcast Satellite Information
Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) is a service whereby you receive subscription television from a single high-powered satellite (sometimes referred to as a "bird").
Satellite service, on the other hand, is available anywhere in the contiguous 48 states (with more limited availability in Alaska and Hawaii) as long as there is a clear line of sight to the position of the satellite in the sky.
With their recent acquisition of US Satellite Broadcasting (which provides HBO and Showtime), DirecTV is now the primary point of contact for programming on the hardware formerly known as DSS (Digital Satellite System).
www.maplenet.net /~trowbridge/DBSintro.htm   (4656 words)

 Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Technology Consultants -- HEI
Today, a satellite that five years ago could provide 100 television channels of mixed quality using MPEG2 coding, can carry three to five times the number of channels, depending upon quality desired.
Satellite broadcasters can look forward to better quality at lower bandwidth, making cost-effective DBS a reality for previously marginal markets and making larger systems more profitable.
Whatever your needs for broadcasting, training, data or security, we will help your organization achieve its goals in a cost effective way.
www.hei.ca /dbs.html   (283 words)

 Amazon.com: Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications: MPEG Enabled Service: Books: Donald C. Mead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This book is intended for a diverse group of readers, ranging from those who want to obtain a general overview of Direct Broadcast Satellite to those who want to delve deeply into one or all of the technical facets of DBS systems.
Direct Broadcast Satellite Communications can be read as a broad overview of DBS systems or can serve as a detailed technical description.
This is not the cheapest book you'll find on DBS satellite technology, but I have found no other books to date that go to the depths of detail that this one does, especially on MPEG2 encoding for satellite broadcast.
www.amazon.com /Direct-Broadcast-Satellite-Communications-Enabled/dp/0201695820   (1548 words)

 creativebusinesssolutionsinc.com (direct broadcast satellite)
Systems which form a part of the DBS subscriber installation are a dish antenna two to three feet (60 to 90 centimeters) in diameter, a conventional TV set, a signal converter which is placed next to the TV set, and a length of coaxial cable between the dish and the converter.
The job of dish involves intercepting microwave signals directly from the satellite which are passed on to the converter which produces output that can be viewed on the TV receiver.
Both of these corporations also provide satellite Internet service, which can be purchased for a monthly fee in addition to, or instead of, DBS TV service.
www.creativebusinesssolutionsinc.com   (247 words)

 :: Channel Master - Direct Broadcast Satellite Products ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1004IFD, 1007IFD and 1008IFD are intended to aid in the alignment of a satellite dish.
The 1004IFD output must be connected to the satellite receiver in order to supply power.
The internal battery pack allows a dish to be aligned before it is connected to the satellite receiver.
www.channelmaster.com /pages/sig.htm   (289 words)

 China To Launch New Direct Broadcast Satellite To Replace SinoSat-2
China will launch a new direct broadcast satellite later this year after its predecessor, Sinosat-2, suffered a fatal technical failure in space one month after its launch.
Chinasat-9, also the country's second direct-to-home satellite, was scheduled to be launched in September or October, said Du Baichuan, deputy director of the science and technology sector of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.
Chinasat-9 was originally planned to complement Sinosat-2 as mutual back-up to form China's first-generation direct broadcast satellite system.
www.spacedaily.com /reports/China_To_Launch_New_Direct_Broadcast_Satellite_To_Replace_SinoSat_2_999.html   (515 words)

 China's 1st Direct Broadcast Satellite Fails
In a statement posted on its website, Sinosat said the satellite, launched on October 29 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, had suffered a "serious technical anomaly" and was unable to deploy its solar arrays and communications antennas.
The satellite is located in quasi-GEO orbit near 92.2E and all other onboard equipment and software are working nominally, according to the company.
Also on Tuesday, the general manager of Sinosat, Min Changning, told Sina.com that another direct broadcast satellite, the French-made ChinaSat 9, would be launched in the second half of next year as planned.
en1.chinabroadcast.cn /2906/2006/11/28/65@168396.htm   (647 words)

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The United States Satellite Broadcasting Company (USSB) has partnered with DIRECTV to deliver a complimentary 25 channel service which use the same satellites and reception systems and a merged program guide making their services appear as a single service.
Significant High Definition broadcasts will likely be a few years away although a few experimental broadcasts could occur late in 1997 or in 1998 on at least some of the systems.
The DBS satellites operate from 22,300 miles above the equator at various positions across the U.S. Dishes are pointed toward the south with the angle above the horizon dependent on the distance north of the equator.
www.nmia.com /~roberts/DBSV32.DOC   (7512 words)

 Acleris' Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) and Broadcasting Using Video Compression
DirecTV's full coverage DBS or direct broadcast satellites system was selected as the model for this paper as it is by far the largest system, with more satellites, greater bandwidth, higher transmit power and more subscribers than the others sharing the market.
These direct broadcast satellite systems operate using microwave frequencies in what is known as the "Ku-band".
These other satellites are at a different orbital position, requiring use of a larger oval-shaped dish for reception.
www.acleris.com /info/mpeg2.html   (345 words)

 Telesat launches new direct broadcast satellite.
At that time, Nimiq 1, Canada's first direct broadcast satellite, will become the back-up for Nimiq 2, making Canada's satellite infrastructure more secure than ever before.
The company made history in 1972 with the launch of the first domestic commercial communications satellite in geostationary orbit.
Today, Telesat competes with the world's leading satellite fleets in providing telecommunications and broadcast distribution services throughout the Americas.
www.bce.ca /en/news/releases/tc/2002/12/30/69661.html   (359 words)

 Defects lead to satellite malfunction
The country's first direct broadcast satellite launched last month is not functioning due to technical faults, its operator confirmed Tuesday.
DBS service refers to satellite systems through which subscribers receive signals for television, radio and telecommunications directly from geostationary satellites.
The replacement will also be based on the domestically-made Dongfanghong 4 satellite platform, which features a long life and high capacity, he said, adding that no timetable had been set for the launch.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /china/2006-11/29/content_745407.htm   (539 words)

 satellite internet deals satellite direct providers systems receivers system high definition hdtv dish network ...
And because I like satellite tv, well I guess the best thing in the nation is free satellite tv.
The satellite companies are just giving away dish, receivers and tvs just so you can watch the excellent programming.
These are the two main companies who broadcast satellite signals.
www.satellitedishdeals.net /satellite_internet_deals.html   (430 words)

 Smart Computing Article - Direct Broadcast Satellite: TV & More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To use DBS services, North American consumers must be able to mount the 18- to 30-inch dishes to their homes so that the dishes have a direct line-of-sight to the satellites in the southern sky.
For example, we found satellite dishes that ranged from $99 to $800, depending on such variables as the number of TV hookups and remote controls included with the dish.
Point the satellite dish toward the southern sky using the appropriate elevation and azimuth settings, which can be obtained from the DBS provider.
www.smartcomputing.com /editorial/article.asp?article=articles/archive/g0806/41g06/41g06.asp&guid=   (2385 words)

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