The Top 10 TV Channels on Satellite TV

As a devout satellite TV customer, I never cease to amaze myself with the variety of channels I have available every time I switch on my high definition set. Despite the seemingly endless options that have so graciously been included in my service, as a ubiquitous TV-watcher, I have come to value the excellence in programming of certain channels over others. Of course, this list is drafted with highly personal criteria in mind, and therefore not all will agree with it. Nonetheless, it is beyond questioning that these channels offer viewers some of the finest shows available on TV at the moment. Take a look and see if you share my tastes:

1) The Discovery Channel: there is no doubting that this is one of the finest educational and entertainment destinations for channel surfers the world over. Whether I’m in the mood for a superb nature documentary, like Planet Earth, or some goofy science on Myth Busters, Discovery has me covered. The producers of this channel have a rather clear vision of the world, and I just can’t get enough of it.

2) The History Channel: again, my propensity for learning while I recline in my armchair dominates my criteria. The History Channel is my portal to a world of knowledge, and I never tire of the many eye-opening specials they offer.

3) Food Network: as a guy with a taste for tastiness, I always make sure to check in with Food Network to get some new recipes and tips…that way my girlfriend will keep coming over for dinner, and I won’t have to go to her place, where there is no satellite TV!

4) Fox Soccer Channel: just behind learning and cooking, comes sports. With my taste for “footy” being what it is, Fox Soccer Channel is my destination for all the latest highlights and live games from all over the globe.

5) National Geographic Channel: harking back to the same criteria that defined my # 1 and 2 picks, NatGeo is where I go when I want to travel but don’t have the budget to buy a ticket!

6) The Weather Channel: some may say, “Are you kidding?” No, I am not kidding. This channel keeps me prepared in all seasons, rain or shine. Kudos to you, Weather Channel.

7) Independent Film Channel: these guys are way out of the mainstream, and I dig that. My foreign girlfriend really likes that, too, and with that we’ve got a winner.

8) Comedy Central: laughing is important for one’s health, and my buddies at Comedy Central have just the recipe I need. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are my doctors, and I’m hooked on their drug.

9) CNN: there’s something to be said about being up-to-date on world affairs, and CNN keeps me informed on all the important stories throughout the globe. The best news to be had.

10) The Learning Channel: with a new addition to my family, this channel offers some really quality programming aimed at the youngest age group, with few commercials. A favorite.

There you have the list of channels I end up watching more often than not; I hope you share my tastes, and if you don’t, rest assured that satellite TV has plenty more to offer!

Satellite Television For Businesses

Residential customers all over the country have already come to know the incredible benefits that satellite providers offer and have found the service to be superior to the traditional cable TV setup. Satellite offers affordable pricing plans with an amazing range of programming options and premium channels in addition to reliable service and quick and easy installation. Now business owners can experience this same great service and offer their loyal customers the extra benefit of quality entertainment.

Satellite television service is especially popular with gym or fitness center clients; we all know that a comfortable and enjoyable environment is very important to most gym members and by keeping your customers satisfied you can guarantee that they will keep coming back.

Although many people these days have their own personal entertainment equipment for their workouts, such as MP3 players or iPods, a lot of people still rely on their gym or fitness center to provide entertainment such as music or televisions to keep them motivated throughout their workouts. In fact, many gym-goers like to use their time in the gym to catch up on local news, getting two things done at the same time. It really makes a difference in your workouts if you are in an enjoyable environment, and many times the right music or television program can do just that. Some people may even just enjoy the distraction while running on a treadmill or using any other stationary equipment for an extended period of time. If you are running a gym or fitness center, you want to keep your customers happy and providing enjoyable entertainment is just one of the ways to do just that.

One of the best things about satellite television is the variety in programming and service packages that they offer. Business owners can choose from custom commercial packages that fit their exact needs and specific client interests. If you are looking for a package for a gym or fitness center, you should look for one that includes a variety of channels including news and sports. Along with ESPN, the Travel Channel and National Geographic, satellite providers offer FitTV, a network devoted to physical fitness and nutrition, a perfect “fit” for any gym or fitness center.

Along with traditional channels and programming lineups, satellite also offers customers the option to include XM radio in their service package. With XM radio, you can provide your members with excellent programming options, commercial and interruption-free. There are plenty of channels to choose from that include upbeat, popular music, perfect for your gym or fitness center atmosphere.

Deciding to install satellite service for your business is a wise investment that you will be happy with and that your customers will enjoy too. Don’t forget to ask your provider about free installation; many companies include this service for new accounts. Take your business to the next level and offer your customers the best in entertainment. You will be surprised just how affordable it can be, and with simple installation, you will have your new system up and running in no time!

Social Networking Sites As a Breaking News Source

Social networking sites offer people online a gathering spot to casually share their opinions and interests with other like-minded participants. Recent events however have indicated how effective these online communities are for breaking news on a national and international level.

Although interest or opinions may vary from group to group there still remains a common interest in national or world news. Considering these social platforms connect people from all over the world on a 24/7 basis you’re looking at their considerable potential as information sources.

What we’re focusing on here is the ability of these social sites to gather and circulate late breaking news. Compared with the more traditional syndicated news networks it can be argued that social network sites are in fact more efficient and expedient in delivering news to the public. Take that CNN! By passing information along through word of mouth using the speed of the internet news that travels this fast is hard to beat.

Let’s examine 5 reasons why a social network online can outperform the more traditional news broadcasting networks.

News Collected as it Occurs

Social platforms do not ‘assign’ people to gather news or information but instead are merely designed to share information or interests. Site members do however possess an insatiable and natural curiosity. Just through sheer numbers members combine to create a catch basin of global proportions. As a result they are capable of collecting information of little or great consequence anywhere in the world on a 24/7 basis.

Information Transmitted Fast

Any information picked up either through heresy or observation is usually immediately ‘released’ on the internet. To date there is no more efficient means with which to dispense information to the general public quicker than the net.

As is often said in basketball, ‘Nothing but Net!’

Syndicated networks for the most part still have certain ‘hoops’ through which they must ‘jump’ before releasing information. This may tend to slow their process.

No ‘Red Tape’ or Protocol

Without the traditional ‘red tape’ or protocol that syndicated news networks contend with online communities hold an unfair advantage. The legalese involving fair play, accuracy, and ethics do encumber syndicated networks. The lack of such restraints however concerning online communities does ‘allow’ for information to be dispensed much faster to the general public.

Word Gets Out Quicker

News tends to flow from person to person and often time is simply broadcast to the masses. The net result is that information spreads virally and this word of mouth effect should not be overlook for its efficiency and speed. There is no ‘formal’ channel through which information is directed which means word is spread continuously, not at scheduled intervals. This process ‘increases’ both speed and just as importantly exposure.

No Regulated Responsibilities

Within any social network community there is no delegation of duties, responsibilities or authority. You are looking at a world-wide community with the capability of filling any role that may seem appropriate at any given time. From observing an event or translating its meaning to distributing the information this flexibility and spontaneity enables news to be collected and spread like a wild fire.

This lack of structure is built for speed but on the other hand can lead to occasional inaccuracies in reporting facts.

Social networking sites have both the channels and the manpower to deliver late breaking news at lightning speed. Using word of mouth to spread information social sites possess the ability to transmit news unencumbered by any red tape further accelerating the transfer of this information. It is not suggested that online communities replace syndicated news networks as news source but merely that they can compliment them if needed. Social network sites based upon their prominence on the internet possess the potential to be much more than they were designed for and this should not be ignored.