This report describes the developments in the satellite broadcasting sector. In Europe, the commercial operators ASTRA and EUTELSAT are of particular interest for the reception of TV and radio broadcasts.
The development of the digital TV Standard DVB-S (Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite) has enabled a dramatic increase in the number of channels and multimedia applications available. DVB-S is now used as the global Standard for TV applications.
Satellite systems for the mobile reception of radio programmes are not (yet) so successful. In parts of Europe, only WorldSpace Radio can currently be received on portable systems. In this sector there are also various incompatible systems competing on the market.
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Last modification 10.10.2013