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About SBCA

SBCA now has a Home Theater Fundamental Course! Designed to help techs become the Home Technology Professional, this online, self paced course is designed to provide a basic understanding of Home Theater components and how they interact with each other. The course also covers basic home networking, customer interaction, and system integration and is useful to both sales and technicians. Utilizing an interactive narrated presentation, students are allowed to learn at a self-paced environment.

To learn more about this course click here. SBCA also has a course demo and an upcoming webinar on the Home Theater Fundamentals Demo.

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The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association is the national trade organization representing all segments of the consumer satellite industry. It is committed to creating value added programs to improve the long term growth and sustainability of our member companies through member benefits, skills assessment and training. SBCA also provides industry leadership in protecting the rights of consumers and technicians to access the best in satellite delivered services and assuring it's available at a fair price.

SBCA was founded on December 2, 1986, in Anaheim, California, through the merger of the Society for Private and Commercial Earth Stations (SPACE) and the Direct Broadcast Satellite Association (DBSA).

SBCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C.:

1100 17th St NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 349-3620
Fax: (202) 349-3621

2011 Annual Report

Once again, in 2011 SBCA completed a successful year with a budget surplus and a significant number of achievements across the board. SBCA continued to emphasize and expand advocacy efforts in OTARD, tax and regulatory matters. Dish restriction is an area of growing importance to our industry and SBCA will be focusing on it. SBCA expanded the benefits offered to our members and created additional resources for our installation channel members in the areas of occupational safety and risk management. SBCA created additional educational materials in home theater and networking training. SBCA's ability to reach our members and the industry as a whole with timely and valuable information has not only grown with an extensive series of webinars, online publications, including a new industry newsletter called SmartBrief, but also expanded with the launch of the SBCA Foundation.

2010 Annual Report