Global acceptance and recognition is one big step for an individual or company to partake on. You have to have the right tools and resources to do such a huge feat. Technology and purpose is an integral factor if you have something this big in mind. It is with no doubt that satellite television has come a long way before it has arrived in such a place wherein it has been embraced in almost every part of the planet. Let’s take a quick glance on how satellite TV made its gradual but consistent global throttle.
Let’s kick things off with a global power such as the United States. At present there are two leading satellite television companies providing a wide array of viewing services in US. These are Dish Network and DirecTV. It took about three decades in order to mix up the satellite television scheme in the US. 1975 saw the birth of Satcom 1 through the efforts of RCA. This satellite was used primarily by a trio of national TV networks which include ABC, CBS, and NBC. That same year HBO took their chance with Satcom 1 and rallied cable systems services.
The following year a guy named Taylor Howard joined the fray by designing and constructing his very own satellite receiver. This lead to the creation of his own amateur system that comprise of the said satellite receiver and military surplus radar dish he acquired. His system of TV programming took a step forward by having transmissions not only from American satellite feeds but from the Soviet as well. 1977 came with Pat Robertson triggering the first ever basic cable service delivered via satellite. This came to be known as the CBN Cable Network.
The 90s marked the appearance of the DBS Service via Primestar which catered homes in North America. 1994 was the year for DirecTV to become the first national high-powered DBS system. Two years later another contender rose from the ashes. Dish Network of EchoStar made its debut in the US and moved up the ranks as DirecTV’s contender. The 21st century then welcomed the rise to fame of high definition TV or HDTV. Dish Network became the proponent of HD channels across America.
Ethnic language programming in America also took a bloom. Galaxy 25 carried a great concentration of airing such programs while the pair of GlobeCast World TV and Pittsburgh International Telecommunications paved the way for combination of paid and free ethnic TV channels. The free-to-air channels had a limited run in the airwaves. Offerings from such satellite TV service had the tendency to appear and disappear with nothing much of a notice.
Let’s head up north to the cold borders of Canada. Canadians make the most of their viewing time via a pair of top-ranked providers of satellite television. Subscribers take their pick between Bell TV and Shaw Direct.
Now let’s head on to the United Kingdom where Sky Digital is the master of Satellite TV. This is represented by the British Sky Broadcasting and is service picked by subscription. There is an alternative which is subscription free which is known as the Freesat. It is part of the plan to bring the UK into having an exclusive digital TV broadcasting. This is facilitated by the ITV and BBC duo.
Satellite TV has enveloped the globe in its technological breakthrough. One thing is for sure with high-emerging innovations, its global throttle is going full speed ahead.