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.
Sling TV has made several changes to its DVR feature, including adding the ability to record TV shows on multiple devices and channels. The company has also added its DVR option to Xbox One, and customers can now DVR shows on Fox channels. TechCrunch (6/14)
AT&T has resumed its marketing push for DIRECTV Now by offering a free 4K-capable Roku Premiere box to new customers who commit to two months of the over-the-top service. The company said in April it had slowed its national marketing campaigns after initial growing pains. Deadline Hollywood (6/15)
Winners of the Federal Communications Commission's incentive auction, including Comcast, AT&T and DISH, have been granted licenses that cover repack costs and payoffs. Payouts to the winning bidders could be issued as soon as July. Multichannel News (6/16)
Advertisers are asking for more connected TV inventory, and they are demanding better measurement and more opportunities to be experimental with creative, media executives say. "There's a lot more discussion going on than just, 'Here's my commercial. Run it,' " says DISH and Sling TV's Adam Lowy. AdExchanger (6/14)
TV Technology (6/13)