Satellite: Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) refers to satellite television (TV) systems in which the subscribers, or end users, receive signals directly from geostationary satellites.
Cable: A cable system (defined by the FCC) in the United States is a facility serving a single community, or a distinct governmental entity, each with its own franchise agreement with the cable company. Across Platforms tracks over 750 cable companies. Sales of cable companies recorded when approved by FCC. In addition, Across Platforms augments this data with TV listings data from TV Media, Inc.