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Satellite television


Satellite dishes and satellite television are not a thing of the past. They are still used. In the 1980s, C-band parabolic antennas, generally 3 to 5 m in diameter, and metal mesh, were used for domestic use. They have the advantage that the signal is not lost when it rains. But now they don't offer payment scheduling service like before. It is still used only for free FTA channels, with educational, religious, ethnic programming, or links between companies.


Lately Ku band satellite dishes have been predominant. They work in a higher frequency range, 12 GHz. They are offset antennas, the LNB is not in the center, and they are smaller. They are easier to install; But when there is a storm or heavy rain, the signal may be lost.


Initially the satellite television transmission was in analog form. Now most channels are broadcast digitally. It has several advantages: there is a correction system that eliminates small errors when the signal weakens, and a compression system that allows many more channels to be transmitted on a satellite transponder.


Many channels are encrypted and require a subscription with the company that transmits them, such as Sky in Mexico, DirecTV or Dish Network in the United States, or Shaw Direct in Canada. But there are also many open channels, which can be seen in C band or Ku band, with FTA (Free To Air) receivers. In Mexican satellites there are many free channels, such as Edusat, educational channels, local stations from various states, and channels from other Latin countries.


And in other satellites there are many ethnic channels, with programming from various European countries, Arabs, China, Korea and many more. If you are looking for a special program, you can contact us.


Today with high-speed Internet, you can also watch Internet TV with almost satellite-like quality.


We know all the systems, and surely we can help you.  Talk to us to see what your needs are.

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