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Introduction to Cable Television (CATV) Book

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   Cable Television - CATV

Cable television is a distribution system that uses a network of cables to deliver multiple video and audio channels. CATV systems typically have 50 or more video channels. In the late 1990's, many cable systems started converting to digital transmission using fiber optic cable and digital signal compression.

This figure shows a sample CATV system. This diagram shows the CATV system gathers content from a variety of sources including network feeds, stored media, communication links and live studio sources. The headend converts the media sources into a form that can be managed and distributed. The asset management system stores, moves and sends out (playout) the media at scheduled times. The distribution system simultaneously transfers multiple channels to users who are connected to the CATV system. Users view CATV programming on televisions that are directly connected to the cable line (cable ready TVs) or through an adapter box (set top box).

Cable Television System - CATV Diagram

   Related Cable Television - CATV Terms

Contribution Network
Headend
Off Air Receivers
Rate Shaper
Channel Signal Combiners
Metadata Management
Playout Scheduling
Hybrid Fiber Coax - HFC
Cable Ready Televisions
Cable Modems
Cable Telephone Adapters
Cable Telephony
Wireless Cable
Video on Demand VOD
National Television Standards Committee NTSC
Phase Alternating Line PAL
Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications DOCSIS
Pay per View PPV

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Introduction to Cable Television (CATV) Book

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Introduction to Cable Television (CATV)

This book provides an overview of cable television system technology including cable modems, digital television, HDTV, along with how cable systems are converting from analog systems to digital networks so they can offer advanced services such as ultra broadband, video on demand (VOD) and addressable advertising.

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