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.
Sling TV says its programmatic ad sales increased by 51% after it partnered with Tremor Video on a programmatic integration during the NCAA tournament. "The idea is to buy live-fed TV immediately in real time," said Adam Lowy, general manager of advanced TV, digital analytics, DISH media sales and Sling TV. MediaPost Communications (4/18)
DIRECTV will air the first rounds of the NBA playoffs live in Latin America from April 15 through May 2 on its DIRECTV Sports platform and mobile app. The company says the mobile app will be able to carry up to 20 live matches, depending upon the qualifying round. Rapid TV News (U.K.) (4/18)
T-Mobile and DISH Network bid more than $14 billion of $19.8 billion offered in a government sale of broadcast airwaves, while Comcast bid less than expected and Verizon skipped the auction altogether. T-Mobile's $8 billion in winning bids is expected to increase the carrier's ability to compete in large markets throughout the US. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (4/13)
Sling TV has added RFD-TV and FamilyNet to its Heartland Extra package, which will be available to Sling Orange and Sling Blue subscribers for an additional $5 per month. RFD-TV (4/17)
Multichannel News (4/17)