July 24, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: The control center of a cable television system, where incoming signals are amplified, converted, processed and combined into a common cable along with any original cablecasting, for transmission to subscribers. The system usually includes antennas, preamplifiers, frequency converters, demodulators, modulators, processors and other related equipment. Or the central location on the cable network that is responsible for injecting broadcast video and other signals in the downstream direction. (Source: CableLabs)

2: The closest distribution point where a cable operator transmits content to their subscribers.

3: The electronic control center of a cable television system- generally located at the antenna site of CATV system. The headend takes incoming signals and amplifies, converts, processes, and combines them into a common coaxial or optical cable for transmission to cable subscribers. (Source: itvt.com/glossary)

4: The site in a cable system or broadband coaxial network where the programming originates and the distribution network starts. Signals are usually received off the air from satellites, microwave relays, or fiber-optic cables at the head end for distribution. (Source: IAB)