When I first got a satellite, Direct TV came out and drove a small ground rod and ran a bare wire from the base of the dish to the ground rod.
I no longer use satellite but I am thinking about switching back again.
I plan to have the new installer leave the base of the satellite grounded to the ground rod, but also insist that he take another bare wire from the clamp on the ground rod into the house and bond it to a copper water pipe.
Will this meet code? If I can't get the satellite people to ground it properly then I plan to stay on cable. I don't plan to spend any money out of my pocket to ground a satellite system when I can just stay on cable and not worry about it.
The cable company installed a splitter and came off the splitter to the same cold water pipe I plan to have the satellite people to use.