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 is accepting bitcoin as a form of payment, becoming the first pay-TV provider to accept the digital currency. Bitcoin can be used to pay for monthly subscriptions and pay-per-view content. Rapid TV News (U.K.) (8/13)
DIRECTV Now has added network affiliates in Greenville, N.C., and Las Vegas. The company is also reportedly adding several other Nexstar affiliates. Cord Cutters News (8/13)
The Martin Agency is bringing back '80s relationship guru Dr. Ruth Westheimer in a campaign for Sling TV, with spots that humorously relay the message that "couples who Sling together, stay together." The push also includes radio, social, display and GIFs. The Drum (Scotland) (8/7)
DIRECTV Now added 342,000 subscribers in the second quarter, steadily closing the gap with Sling TV. DIRECTV Now could surpass Sling TV and become the largest over-the-top service in the US this year if this rate of growth continues. Cord Cutters News (8/9)
With an expected $8 per month price tag, Walmart's planned streaming video service could rival Netflix and Amazon, writes Kelly Mertesdorf. Rural areas, which have lower rates of cable and satellite subscribers, could especially give Walmart's streaming offering a boost, she writes. SmartBrief/Marketing (8/14)