Definition of satellite television in English:

satellite television


  • Television broadcasting using a satellite to relay signals to appropriately equipped customers in a particular area.

    • ‘TV ads will be placed on both terrestrial and satellite television, and radio ads on national and local radio stations.’
    • ‘Each room has a modem point, direct dial telephone with voicemail, satellite television, air conditioning, and mini-bar.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Set-top boxes are now common across Ireland because of satellite television.’
    • ‘Some of these houses have satellite television.’
    • ‘Rooms have a full bathroom, air conditioning, satellite television, direct dial phone, radio, hairdryer, fridge, minibar and balcony or terrace.’
    • ‘This spacious villa comes fully equipped with air-conditioned bedrooms, fans and satellite television.’
    • ‘This allows a homeowner to reap basic benefits such as multiple phone and modem lines and satellite television.’
    • ‘For in home entertainment there is cable or satellite television ensuring there is no need to be bored on those evenings you stay in.’
    • ‘It will have a private bath and shower, and kitchenette facilities, including a microwave and cooker, satellite television, a balcony and air conditioning.’
    • ‘It suits business clients too, as each room is fitted with a modem point for a laptop and as well as satellite television.’
    • ‘Seduced by satellite television, Indians are not as enamoured of radio as they used to be.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are built-in wardrobes in all of the bedrooms as well as wiring for cable and satellite television and the internet.’
    • ‘What if there's sentient life elsewhere in the universe, and they locate us by picking up our satellite television broadcasts one day?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cinema, satellite television, spectator sports, and the internet have spread a common culture; English has become the standard language of the global community.’
    • ‘This is a fallacy that has surfaced with each technological step in media - from satellite television to web blogs.’
    • ‘Stealing satellite television is a criminal act as bad as downloading music illegally or photocopying textbooks instead of buying them.’
    • ‘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.’


satellite television

/ˈsadlˌīt ˈteləˌviZHən/