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's DIRECTV Now has rolled out channel packages from Vietnam and Brazil. For an additional $20 a month, subscribers can get nine Vietnamese channels; for an additional $25 a month, two Portuguese-language channels from Brazil are available. Multichannel News (10/11)
Subscribers to Sling TV's orange and blue packages can try NBA League Pass for free until Oct. 23. NBA League Pass features all out-of-market games that users can add as part of their monthly subscription. Cord Cutters News (10/16)
AT&T is offering insight into its partnership with Magic Leap, saying the DIRECTV Now streaming service will debut on the mixed-reality platform next year, enabling users to view several shows at once. The telecom will build a 5G network lab at Magic Leap, added AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan, who compared 5G's potential with mixed reality to the rise of the iPhone. Adweek (tiered subscription model) (10/10)
DISH Network has added AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, enabling customers in the Las Vegas area, parts of California, and Mohave County, Ariz., to watch the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights. The regional sports network also broadcasts Colorado Rockies and Utah Jazz games. Multichannel News (10/7)
DIRECTV Now has added Dolby Digital Audio to all channels owned by Disney. AT&T says it is also hoping to add 4K streaming to DIRECTV Now. Cord Cutters News (10/12)