direct broadcasting satellite system
direct broadcasting satellite system[də′rekt ′brȯd‚kast·iŋ ′sad·əl‚īt ‚sis·təm]
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.