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.
Viasat has expanded its agreement with Honeywell that includes Viasat providing high-speed Ka-band in-flight connectivity to business jet customers. Via Satellite online (5/18)
A report from Kagan has revealed that many consumers are engaging in cord-switching, or shifting to streaming services such as DIRECTV Now and Sling TV. Nonetheless, recent Nielsen data revealed that 93% of households with a streaming service still watch traditional TV, with the report noting, "As the average American now has more ways than ever to view content, the resilience of traditional programming is impressive in today's digital age." MediaPost Communications (5/18)
Windstream CEO Tony Thomas outlined the regional telecom's video strategy, describing it as a mix of broadband and over-the-top offerings. Windstream, which provides video through AT&T's DIRECTV Now OTT service, can compete effectively against cable on its bundle's value, Thomas said. Telecompetitor (5/16)
Aircraft Interiors International online (U.K.) (5/17)
A detailed report from WinFuture suggests Google is planning its own augmented-reality headset. The arrival of a device to compete with Microsoft's AR products would follow up on earlier comments by Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh to the effect that the company is exploring "different form factors" for AR. Forbes (5/21)