The television has been the most used entertainment device in almost all homes in the United States ever since it was invented. It is still the top media source in the home, though the home computer is gaining ground, and it looks like it will stay that way for a long time to come. It has surpassed both newspapers and radio media in terms of audience and profitability. But pay television relies on a service provider and the two kinds to pick from are satellite television or cable television.
Cable television is delivered through optical fiber cables and coaxial cables. The big advantage of cable TV is that it the quality of its broadcast is not deterred in any way by mountains, trees or any other geographical limitations. The disadvantage from the cable company perspective is that it is very expensive to constantly expand and maintain the cabling necessary to broadcast the network content. Today cable TV is offered by more companies compared to satellite broadcasting. Such companies are Comcast, Charter cable, Cox cable, Time Warner, and Bright House cable. The competition to be the biggest and best cable company will ensure you that you will get your money’s worth.
Satellite TV on the other hand is offered by just two companies in the United States. First is Dish Network and the other is DirecTV. Both of which rely on the receivers given to their customers and they use communication satellites in order to deliver their programming. They usually have more channels compared to Comcast cable and usually cost a little bit less than cable. However, the costs involved here are the satellites that must be launched into space. There are lots of sources to browse Direct TV reviews and find out more about the company.
The good news for any customer is that there are different choices in the pay television marketplace. Whether the preference be based on programming, prices, packages or customer service; the consumer will be able to find a suitable provider for him or her.