The matrix (1) in front of the converter circuit (9) provides selective reception from one or more satellites transmitting electromagnetic waves with vertical or horizontal polarization, in lower and upper frequency band. There is a control unit (15) and a data bus for control of several subscriber receivers (13), connectable to an aerial line. The data bus consists of a multimaster bus, over which the receivers can be controlled. Each receiver contains a generator and evaluator of an anti-collision signal, safeguarding single receiver communication with the controller. An Independent claim is also provided for a method of operating the satellite receiver.