African Satellite Dishes

Author: Jeremy Teeuwsen

Ever wonder why in a poor African country, or many other 3rd world countries like Indonesia for that matter, that each house, shack, tent, camel and so on has a satellite dish. Well while we were in Tunisia we went for coffee with a local and he informed of us of many interesting facts including that they pay just a small setup of fee to purchase the satellite and receiver after which they can use it for free and have access to many satellites including two Arabic satellites some European satellites and at least one American one. No monthly fees just free access. Being as astonished as I was I soon learned that it is the same in Europe and it turns out it is just North Americans that pay for Satellite access. Since I don’t watch that much TV anyway it’s not a big deal, but it’s something for all you satellite watchers to think about. Maybe you need to buy your equipment from Tunisia.

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