A Cost and Pricing Model for Direct Broadcast Satellite-Video to the Home
The purpose of the model is to provide an economic analysis of the cost of providing DBS-V services and the cost of the DBS-V service to the customer. The user is required to enter a satellite network configuration consisting of broadcast satellite service network components. The model will estimate the cost of investing in, operating, maintaining and retiring the system using the given network configuration. Specific parameters of the model components may be varied in order to observe the effects of varying the components on the system costs.