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.
DISH Network has added Amazon Alexa compatibility to its Hopper cable boxes and Wally satellite devices. Customers can use Alexa to perform a variety of tasks, such as changing TV channels, searching for new shows and fast forwarding. Fortune (5/22)
DIRECTV has added an electronic sell-through feature; it allows current subscribers to purchase TV and movie titles for on-demand viewing through the Genie HD DVR. The company says it expects to have thousands of titles available for purchase by the end of the year. Multichannel News (5/22)
ViaSat has won a contract to supply Icelandair with high-speed internet services on the line's Boeing 737 MAX aircraft series. "This is a watershed moment for ViaSat -- as this is the first time an airline will use our technology to offer full internet connectivity," the company said. Aviation Week & Space Technology (tiered subscription model) (5/22)
Sling TV has teamed up with SpotX to offer marketers real-time bidding on targeted ad spots. "We're creating turn-key, off-the-shelf segments for brands seeking the most popular audiences at a given time," said Sling TV and DISH Media Sales Director of Advanced TV and Digital Sales Adam Lowy. MediaPost Communications (5/17)
Via Satellite online (5/22)