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In the early days of television, American and European viewers had to wait hours, if not days, for tapes to be shipped across the Atlantic in order to watch footage from the other side of the ocean. That all changed 50 years ago after the launch of the first telecommunications satellite: Telstar. On July 23, 1962, tens of millions of people watched a historic broadcast as Telstar beamed live transatlantic video into viewers’ living rooms for the first time. Since then satellite TV has driven the viewing of digital TV channels in every country of the world.

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Satellites and the Beautiful Game

Satellites enable live TV broadcasting in standard, HD TV and UHD TV all over the globe

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Courtesy of SSPI, bettersatelliteworld.com

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