This article is from the Digital Broadcast Satellites FAQ, by Brian Trosko firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
The group rec.video.satellite.dbs was voted into existence on
September 23rd, 1994, as part of a Call For Votes which
split rec.video.satellite into r.v.s.d, rec.video.satellite.tvro,
and rec.video.satellite.misc. The group proposal received
247 "Yes" votes and 38 "No" votes, with 6 votes being rejected
due to invalid formatting. For a complete history of the RFD/CFV
results, please see: