Term Description
headend headend is a general term that refers to the point at which all cable television programming is collected and formatted for placement on the cable system.

The headend master facility is typically a secure building (or PLC substation) housing several large satellite dishes for reception of cable/satellite TV networks, antennae, and/or fiber optics, as well as electronic equipment used to receive, process and re-transmit video and data over the local cable infrastructure.
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