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Television broadcast using a satellite to relay signals to appropriately equipped customers in a particular area.
- ‘Set-top boxes are now common across Ireland because of satellite television.’
- ‘It suits business clients too, as each room is fitted with a modem point for a laptop and as well as satellite television.’
- ‘Each room has a modem point, direct dial telephone with voicemail, satellite television, air conditioning, and mini-bar.’
- ‘First, technological advances - in the shape of the internet and satellite television - mean that states in the region are virtually powerless to control the information their citizens receive.’
- ‘It will have a private bath and shower, and kitchenette facilities, including a microwave and cooker, satellite television, a balcony and air conditioning.’
- ‘Some of these houses have satellite television.’
- ‘The hotel's 738 rooms offer good views of Beijing and feature as standard executive desks, satellite television, international direct dial phones and in-room safes.’
- ‘For in home entertainment there is cable or satellite television ensuring there is no need to be bored on those evenings you stay in.’
- ‘This allows a homeowner to reap basic benefits such as multiple phone and modem lines and satellite television.’
- ‘Cinema, satellite television, spectator sports, and the internet have spread a common culture; English has become the standard language of the global community.’
- ‘Stealing satellite television is a criminal act as bad as downloading music illegally or photocopying textbooks instead of buying them.’
- ‘This spacious villa comes fully equipped with air-conditioned bedrooms, fans and satellite television.’
- ‘What if there's sentient life elsewhere in the universe, and they locate us by picking up our satellite television broadcasts one day?’
- ‘We had the entire ranch to ourselves: enormous rooms with roaring log fires, satellite television, maids who came at a bell ring, serving us four three-course meals a day and an enormous wild boar skin rug in our bedroom.’
- ‘At the start of the 1990s, the idea that satellite television would become the dominant and most influential source of sporting coverage in the UK would have been a prediction met with ridicule and derision.’
- ‘TV ads will be placed on both terrestrial and satellite television, and radio ads on national and local radio stations.’
- ‘Rooms have a full bathroom, air conditioning, satellite television, direct dial phone, radio, hairdryer, fridge, minibar and balcony or terrace.’
- ‘Seduced by satellite television, Indians are not as enamoured of radio as they used to be.’
- ‘There are built-in wardrobes in all of the bedrooms as well as wiring for cable and satellite television and the internet.’
- ‘This is a fallacy that has surfaced with each technological step in media - from satellite television to web blogs.’
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