In the 1950s? s in full race between United States and the Soviet Union, becomes the first satellite into orbit, Sputnik, launched by the Russians in 1957, only 6 years later launched an American communications satellite Syncom II, however was not until 15 years later that satellite television signals are transmitted, and on March 1, 1978 television began airing via satellite. However satellite television has its disadvantages, due to the possibility for anyone to receive signals via satellite, in spite of this, almost the FCC ran an opinion against television stations arguing that there was a heaven opened to all, this judgment declared qiue sas television stations have the right to transmit its programming via satellite, and that had an audience with the right to receive such signals. It was then that for satellite television broadcasters they chose to encrypt these transmissions, by which the public in general could receive transmissions, but was required of a decoder to be able to interpret the received signal. Today the two main satellite TV providers are Dish Network and Direct TV, increasing competition has affected prices and these have dropped significantly for the average public, as well as offers and promotions are the order of the day for potential consumers of these services developed for the satisfaction of personal preferences. The satellite TV subscriptions comes accompanied by a parabolic antenna and a satellite receiver with various features such as channel lock, combination of interactive channels and the possibility of recording are some of these features, as well as thousands of TV channels and music placed at their disposal.