Cable system covering defined areas, such as the U K's franchises to install and operate a cable system granted by the Cable Authority and Department of Trade & Industry, offering TV channel output and, increasingly, local loop digital telephony services The Cable Television Association is the CATV industry's representative organization.
a transmission system which distributes broadcast television signals and other services by means of coaxial cable. Residential cable subscribers are connected by means of cable to a central community antenna (CATV), which picks up signals from satellites for community distribution.
A broadband communications technology in which multiple television channels as well as audio and data signals are transmitted either one way or both ways through a direct by wire distribution system to single or multiple locations.
A transmission system that distributes broadcast television signals and other services by means of a coaxial cable. Most cable systems have the potential for two-way communication in addition to broadcast television.
Communications system that distributes broadcast and non-broadcast signals as well as a multiplicity of satellite signals, original programming and other signals by means of a coaxial cable and/or optical fiber.