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Introduction to Cable Television - CATV Book

Introduction to Cable Television - CATV Book
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CATV Topics

The topics covered in this tutorial include cable television services, technologies, contribution network, headend, asset management, distribution system, end user devices, access devices, and CATV industry standards.

Cable TV Services - Cable TV services are a mix of traditional analog broadcast and new digital television and multimedia services. Cable TV systems normally start by offering broadcast TV services and then add new data and voice services. Cable TV services can include cable modem (high-speed Internet), digital voice, and on demand media.

Cable TV Technologies - Key technologies that are used by CATV systems such as analog video, digital video, video compression, ad insertion systems, enhanced TV, and TV widgets.

Contribution Network - How content is transferred from its owners to the Cable TV system.

Headend - The system that gathers content, selects and processes it, and retransmits it through the distribution system.

Headend - The system that gathers content, selects and processes it, and retransmits it through the distribution system.

Asset Management - How media is acquired (ingested), organized (metadata), stored, and scheduled for broadcasting (playout).

Distribution Systems - Getting the signals around to the viewer via a core network, access network, and home media network.

End User Devices - How devices select channels, demodulate and decode channels, and present media (render video and audio content).

Cable TV Viewing Devices - Cable TV systems may be setup to allow viewing TV programs on traditional analog TV and other types of devices (such as multimedia PCs and mobile telephones).

CATV Industry Standards - How devices select channels, demodulate and decode channels, and present media (render video and audio content).

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Introduction to Cable Television - CATV Book
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.

$19.99 Printed, $16.99 eBook