DBS abbr Direct Broadcast Satellite

July 24, 2012

(Same acronym for Digital Broadcast Satellite)

CIMM DEFINITION: Satellites powerful enough (approximately 120 watts on the Ku-band) to transmit a signal directly to a medium or small receiving dish (antenna) at 18″ and 3 feet in diameter. DBS does not require reception and distribution by an intermediate broadcasting facility and transmits directly to the end user. (Source: itvt.com/glossary)

2: Satellite broadcasts intended for home reception also referred to more broadly as direct-to-home signals. (Source: IAB)