It does sound interesting. Too bad we can't repost it here.
The blurb from the publisher:
FTA Satellite-TV: The Heir to Shortwave Radio
By Ken Reitz KS4ZR
Originally, countries turned to shortwave to serve two specific purposes: promote their own cultural and political ideas worldwide and serve the expatriate community abroad. As shortwave declined throughout the 1980s to the present, many of those same broadcasters began appearing on geostationary satellites doing exactly the same thing, only this time with pictures (and now in HDTV format) as well as words and sound.