Another politically consequential technological innovation is the Direct Broadcasting
Satellite (DBS), which, along with improvements in reception technology, allows an
international broadcaster to transmit programs directly to households that possess
a satellite dish or that are connected by cable to such equipment.
modifier▶ USAGE The abbreviation for direct broadcasting satellite is DBS 2.
a satellite used to transmit television broadcasts intended for home reception
In 1996 the US government auctioned licences for direct broadcasting satellite services.
A direct broadcasting satellite television station offering a film channel, sports,
pop music, current affairs, and general entertainment.
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