* All sales information, except that supplied by publicly held companies that break out line-of-business sales for satellite products, is TWICE Market Research estimates.
** Not comparable to last year.
The 1999 TWICE Satellite Retail Registry ranks top U.S. retailers by their sales of satellite products, based on estimates developed by the TWICE Market Research staff after extensive discussions with industry suppliers, associations, analysts and retailers.
Information from retailers selling satellite products, responding to a questionnaire from TWICE, was also used to develop the estimates, along with data from public company filings with the Securities And Exchange Commission.
All sales information, except that supplied by publicly traded companies that break out line-of-business sales for satellite products, is TWICE Market Research estimates. Additional information for the estimates was gathered from published reports on the retailers and newspapers in the retail areas they serve.
The numbers are given for the 12-month period ending closest to December 31, 1998. Registry figures for 1997 were revised when needed to reflect additional information from the retailers and other sources. For the purposes of the Registry, TWICE includes 1998 retail sales of satellites and satellite products, including hardware, annual subscription fees and installation fees.
Rankings were made by market research director Kay Anderson, with assistance from research specialist Janice Chamberlain and research associate Cynthia Myers.
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