One of the great things about satellite TV is that you have instant access to your audience. Your audience has a receiver and gets access right from the sky. You do not have to go through the hassles of trying to sign carriage agreements like you do in cable TV. If your looking to get on DIRECTV or DISH we can help if you have the money. It is very expensive in the range of 16 million plus a year and they do not accept just any channel. So you have to play your cards right. We have experience in dealing with these companies on multiple occasions. All cable companies and satellites are restricted to the amount of channels they can carry based on how much bandwidth their system can hold. The more bandwidth the more channels. This is why it costs the consumer more to have more channels. Because it costs the cable companies and satellites more money to carry more channels. Especially if they have to also pay the channel a license fee to carry it. For instance Dish Network bought all the bandwidth on the Echostar Satellite (s) in order that they could have their own channel line up. They control who gets on and who does not. As of right now they don't own the satellites, but are leasing all of the bandwidth.
Choosing your Satellite(s)
There are many satellites to pick from when you are starting your channel. You may already know what satellite you want to broadcast on or you may just have an idea of "where" you want to broadcast too. For example you may want to broadcast to Africa from the USA and you want to reach as much of Africa as possible with just one satellite. Or you are a church and you want to reach Europe with your channel and you do not know which satellite will be the best investment to reach the most amount of people. Here are just some of the things to consider when choosing a satellite:
- The country or countries you want to broadcast too
- Where you want to broadcast from
- The type of broadcast (ku band or C band)
- Your market potential (how many people are actually viewing that satellite now vs how many would have to redirect their dish in order to get your channel)
- Is there going to be a subscription fee for your channel?
Not only choosing the right satellite to broadcast on is important, but choosing where to broadcast FROM is important as well. Things that might effect your decission on the location you want to broadcast from:
- Will a license be needed from the country you are broadcasting from?
- Does your location of the infrastructure needed to reliably deliver your signal to the up link facility?
- Will live broadcasting be required for your channel?
- Is the time zone your broadcasting too the same as you are broadcasting from?
- These are just examples of the many things you will have to consider when starting your channel. This is where our team of professionals comes in to help you make the correct decisions. Contact us today and get started on your channel!
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