direct broadcasting satellite system

direct broadcasting satellite system

[də′rekt ′brȯd‚kast·iŋ ′sad·əl‚īt ‚sis·təm]
(communications)
A television broadcasting system in which program signals are transmitted from ground stations to satellite repeater stations in geostationary orbit, and from there directly to home consumer terminals. Abbreviated DBS.
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