Your Partner in the Satellite Industry
The SBCA provides a strong voice to support member businesses in dealing with local zoning and ordinances, homeowner’s associations, and landlords that discriminate against the lawful installation of home satellite antennas.
The public and lawmakers alike have a limited understanding of consumers’ right to home satellite services; strengthening our education efforts with legislators, regulators and local governments are vital to the protection and growth of the satellite industry. As local satellite professionals, we need you to be the industry’s eyes and ears on the ground as you often are the first ones to hear about an issue before it rises to a critical level. Local businesses are important stakeholders in the legislative process as they are made up of voters who are a significant source of jobs and tax revenues.
The satellite industry is a major presence in the pay television market. We can no longer run under the radar. We are being targeted by our competitors and being viewed as a source of tax revenue by state governments. We need your help to take the offensive to advocate our position to sustain satellite industry growth.
AT&T will begin a beta test this summer for converting to a cloud-based unified platform across all its video services, with a formal launch slotted for DIRECTV Now and the DIRECTV companion app this fall. The company plans to extend the platform to U-verse TV "in the coming years." Deadline Hollywood (7/13)
Lockheed Martin has picked ViaSat to provide data links for its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile project with the US Navy. "The ViaSat datalink units provide highly advanced communications capabilities and enhanced performance beyond previous weapon datalink offerings," said President of Government Systems Ken Peterman. C4ISR & Networks (7/12)
Competitors are trying to derail SpaceX's plans to deliver broadband service to hard-to-reach areas via satellite, asking regulators to rebuff the company's request for waivers of certain deadlines. They also want the Federal Communications Commission to put off a decision until the agency can review how SpaceX will avoid interfering with other satellite signals. Space Intel Report (France) (7/17)
DIRECTV subscribers will have free access to HBO and Cinemax from Friday through Monday to promote three season premieres, including "Games of Thrones" and "Insecure." TVPredictions (7/17)
Startup service Reelgood is launching a website that allows users to track and watch shows from multiple streaming services via a single platform. The interface tracks content from more than 250 streaming services, including networks such as HBO, Starz, Fox and CBS. TechCrunch (7/17)