Video: The FCC Dishes It Out

Direct broadcasts from satellites to home antennas are okayed

First there were rabbit ears and spindly rooftop antennas, then cable and pay TV. Now it is official: small (2½ ft. in diameter), concave dishes mounted directly on homes and costing a couple of hundred dollars could become the newest generation of television receptors. Last week, in a decision likely to have considerable impact on the burgeoning video industry, the Federal Communications Commission voted to give the go-ahead to a new form of space-age television: DBS (direct broadcast satellite). Before too long, by installing rooftop antennas, viewers should be able to tune in...

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