China: satellite television becomes official.

Posted: 27 Dec 2007   Print   Send a link
"On December 25 China Direct Broadcast Satellite Company started operation officially, becoming the first satellite operator in China. The company owns all civil and direct broadcasting satellites of the country. ... Industry analysts predict that once individuals are allowed to install satellite dishes, up to 100 million households will do so between 2006 and 2010." eNet.com.cn via TradingMarkets.com, 27 December 2007. This is significant to international broadcasting, because the establishment of this official DTH satellite service could displace the gray market for satellite dishes, through which many Chinese are able to watch foreign channels. -- See also China Direct Broadcast Satellite Co. website.