Satellite Radio: XM and Sirius Battle for Your $$$

Written by Dale L

Satellite Radio isrepparttar future of broadcasting

Satellite Radio, in short, can be described as commercial-free music, news, sports and talk shows. Many ofrepparttar 147047 biggest players and events are now available from Sirius radio and XM radio like Howard Stern, Fred Schneider (the B52s), NFL, English Soccer, NBA, NASCAR, NHL, Major League Baseball, INDY, andrepparttar 147048 PGA.

Satellite radio began in 1992, whenrepparttar 147049 ‘S’ spectrum was allocated byrepparttar 147050 FCC to four companies. The two main ones, Sirius and XM paid a pretty penny (in fact almost $80 million dollars worth) to buy a license. Satellite-based radio began on May 15th, 2001 when XM Radio completed their satellite system. Sirius followed shortly when they launched in July, 2001. Since then, expanded products and competition has changedrepparttar 147051 radio landscape.

While automobile manufacturers started installing satellite radio in 2001 and 2002, most new vehicles come equipped with one now. XM has two satellites (called ‘Rock’ and ‘Roll’) in parallel orbits to coverrepparttar 147052 mainland US market, while Sirius has three. Both have recently been awarded licenses forrepparttar 147053 Canadian market.

So what arerepparttar 147054 differences betweenrepparttar 147055 two providers?

XM has a flat $9.99 a month fee with no contracts to sign. They haverepparttar 147056 latest portable equipment. XM offers some ofrepparttar 147057 best varieties of programming available today. They offer 68 commercial-free music channels; 32 channels of News, Sports, Talk & Entertainment; and 21 channels of instant Traffic & Weather in major metro areas. Here'srepparttar 147058 latest information of channels:

15 channels of Rock music

11 News channels (Fox, CNN, ABC, CNBC, MSNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, Bloomberg)

11 Talk & Variety channels (Discovery, E!, Experts & advice, African American Talk, Christian Talk)

10 channels of Pop music & Top Hits

7 Country music choices

7 channels of Blues & Jazz music

7 Hip Hop and Urban music choices

Dish Network Background

Written by Troy Sapp

If you have been considering makingrepparttar switch from cable to satellite TV then chances are you have seen or heard ofrepparttar 147046 satellite company Dish Network. It can be overwhelming with allrepparttar 147047 different ads and sales pitches you see online, on TV and also hear about from friends and family. The purpose of this article is to educate you on Dish Network – who they are, why you should choose them for your satellite provider and more! Continue reading below to find out more about Dish Network:

Dish Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that broadcasts satellite television and audio to households inrepparttar 147048 U.S. Dish Network is owned by Echostar and was first launched back in March of 1996. Dish Network is DirecTV’s number one rival and primary competitor withinrepparttar 147049 U.S. for satellite programming.

In 1996 when Dish Network was originally created they used an 18-ince satellite dish called Dish 300 that allowed satellite subscribers to receive a satellite signal from one satellite location. Currently, Dish Network employs 20-inch satellite dishes calledrepparttar 147050 Dish 500. The Dish 500 allows satellite subscribers to receive satellite signals from two different satellite locations simultaneously.

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