Hello my name is Angel and I'm new in the forum but have been working in the AV field for a few years. I want to start a small Cable tv provider in my homeland, I have no idea of what I need. I want to transmit HD channels but using set-top-boxes and also I will like to have special channels were I can air my own content.
I would like to know what are the equipment needed for this task and also the logic of the system.
Thanks in advance.
Also, you need an infrastructure to get the signal from the headend to each subscriber. And a staff to perform installations and trouble calls in the field as well as staff in-house to monitor and maintain proper service to the subscribers.
Does your country and market have broadcast TV now? Are people legally being served by DBS satellite in that country?
- Thanks everyone. @AntAltMike, is in Dominican Republic. my plan is to work only with a few customers first (only on block) Is something like the service offered by Hotels. Im planing to supply a small STB. I will be playing movies form BR players or media servers if possible.
When you buy or rent a Blu-Ray, it is for your OWN PERSONAL USE, and is NOT authorized for a wider audience "Performance"...unless you go through the process to obtain and pay for Distribution Rights.
But CableCo's in the U.S. seem to get along perfectly well without having these things....
Blu-rays & DVD's
Are you willing and able, if necessary, to spend $100,000 for your headend? To emulate basic analog cable and distribute it my microwave, it will cost you the better part of that if you have a robust lineup. How big a market share do you hope to claim? I would think that DirecTV Latin America, if it still even exists, or bootleg subscriptions to and domestic satellite service would blow away any offering you could put together.