The benefit of satellite television service is that it is a mobile infrastructure unit at its core. As long as the satellite television antennae is pointing towards the southwest sky, which allows the receiver to pick up the broadcast signal from the service provider’s orbiting satellite, the customer’s antennae can be installed in a number of locations. It is not unusual for satellite antennas to located on boats, recreation vehicles or RV’s, trucks, boats and even cars. The ability for the customer to enjoy their satellite television coverage is only limited by the geographic region they may be traveling through or the atmospheric conditions that are affect the broadcast signals. For example, f the customer is traveling through a mountainous region, the broadcast signal may be temporarily blocked by the mountain range. Additionally, storm clouds will usually temporarily block a satellite signal to the customer. This is not a problem unique to the satellite television industry but is very familiar and frequent with the actual technology of satellite broadcast. Customers should under stand that satellites require line of sites to their respective orbiting satellite. This is why all the satellite television antennas on homes in a neighborhood are all pointing up in the same direction.
The term casting is used in this instance to mean the ability to review satellite television programming on multiple devices, including one’s smart phone, their tablet device, their desk top or lap top computer or other multi media device. Most satellite television companies now have their own app which enables a customer to download content or to view their favorite programming live stream from other locations away from their home or work where their satellite television attune may be fixed. This ability to expand the viewing ports for satellite television programming has made these types of service providers much more popular with their customer base. This expanse in programming viewing forums provided further distance between the satellite television providers and the cable television providers which did not expand into the mobile computing space as fast as the satellite television industry did. This new technology also made it possible for satellite television programming to be viewed wherever, the customer decide to travel to. In addition, the customer’s quality of broadcast is only limited to the resolution quality of the device that they chose to use to steam the service provider’s programing. Many service providers have greatly enhanced the fidelity of the download or live stream feed. The extent that this feature is offered by a particular service provider should be examined by the potential customer.