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What can you watch on satellite television that you cannot on cable television?


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2004-12-10 17:26:39
2004-12-10 17:26:39

Satellite television gives viewers many more viewing options than cable television. Some of these are: * Sports: Nobody can watch the amount of sports coverage available on satellite TV. Almost every game of every sport can be seen. Everything from college sports to professional sports is accessible. Most of these are also in the unscrambled version and thus free of cost. * Education: Premium courses as well as college lectures can be seen. Courses of the graduate level are also available. You can watch these to improve your education or sometimes even to gain credits. * News: Live broadcast can be viewed. Even the gory and explicit stuff is shown live before the edits and cuts. Catch the action as it happens; something that can never be seen on cable television. * Space Stuff: There is at least one full time NASA channel on satellite television. These give you 24-hour coverage and not just the launch and little news snippets as on cable television. You can also see the various activities and experiments conducted by NASA. * International TV: Satellite TV gives you access to Mexican TV (with subtitles) and also Canadian TV, which is considered by some to be much better than American TV. * Business Programs: Many meetings, conferences, and conventions of various enterprises and businesses can be viewed through satellite systems. Although these are scrambled so as not to be accessible, there are still a lot that are not scrambled and can be seen. * Audio Channels: All kinds of music can be sourced using the satellite dish. AM, FM radio, talk shows, and 24-hour music channels can be availed of. You can end up listening to your satellite TV more than seeing it. Not possible with cable television. * Edited Stuff: Many shows and programs never make it to cable television and are discarded. These shows can be seen on satellite television. A lot more stuff such as lotteries, dog racing, court trials, etc can be seen on satellite television which would not be possible through cable television.

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