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Satellite System backed by Hughes electronics became the
first company to start the DTH revolution in the
country. Hughes is a communication satellite major which
started Direct TV in 1999 which became an instant hit.
two years later Dish network a direct competitor of
Direct TV started its services
Satellite entertainment is now the market leader even
after several years of stiff competition from dish
network. Direct TV operates over 15 satellites which
float in space over the country endlessly feeding hours
and hours of entertainment into small dishes on the
rooftops of the customer's houses. Bundled together are
not only TV programs but also internet via satellite and
today offers hundreds of channels both local and
international. From channels form the Far East to
channels from South American Direct TV covers it all.
Direct TV not only created history by starting the DTH
or the DTV revolution but also brings in the future of
home entertainment to your TV screens
With cable TV
bill rising so is the popularity of Direct TV. many
people now have started dumping the cable service and
prefer to have a Direct TV dish on their rooftops.
Satellite System (DSS) was developed by Hughes
Electronics Corporation under the Direct TV name. Hughes
has long been a major manufacturer and operator of
communications satellites, and established (started
testing) Direct TV in 1990. The first high power Hughes
satellite DBS-1 was launched in 1993 at 101 degrees, and
two more have since been launched into the same slot to
give DSS a capacity of 200+ channels.
frequencies at 101 degrees were owned by Direct TV and
USSB, and in 1991 these two companies formed an
agreement to market their combined channels under the
DSS name using the Hughes DBS satellites and the DSS
equipment. Direct TV has since bought out USSB and
discontinued using DSS as a trade name.
States Broadcasting, Inc. (USSB) was established in 1981
as a subsidiary of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., and was
one of the original DBS license in the US.
The 18 inch
dish and the digital receivers are manufactured under
license by several manufacturers and sold under the
popular consumer names such as RCA, Sony, Hughes, and
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