With today's satellite receivers you can only receive one programme at a time. This means that you cannot record one programme and watch another at the same time. Development work is in hand to allow more than one programme to be received at the same time. Digibox manufacturers have already demonstrated satellite boxes with dual receivers. This makes it possible to receive two different programmes at the same time, and view them on separate television sets. It will also be possible to view one programme while recording another. For encrypted programmes, the programme provider must make this facility available via the viewing card.