direct broadcast satellite


: a television broadcasting system in which satellite transmissions are received by a dish antenna at the viewing location (such as a home)

called also satellite, satellite television

Examples of direct broadcast satellite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a $150,000 penalty against Dish on Monday, saying the Colorado company didn't properly dispose of its defunct direct broadcast satellite known as EchoStar-7. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 3 Oct. 2023 Founder of News Corporation, Ltd., which has holdings in cable, film, television, internet, direct broadcast satellite television, sports, publishing and other fields. CNN, 18 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of direct broadcast satellite was in 1975

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“Direct broadcast satellite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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