Definition of headend in English:

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headend

Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdɛnd/

noun

A control centre in a cable television system where various signals are brought together and monitored before being introduced into the cable network.
Example sentences
  • Those antennas deliver mobile cell phone signals that are transmitted back to the antennas and over the cable plant to the headend and into the Public Switched Telephone Network.
  • Once the studios are comfortable with using those networks for internal purposes, the next obvious steps would include using these networks for distribution - to movie theatres, cable headends, or anywhere else.
  • Instead, it would handle the transactions by pooling and directing customer orders through a network of servers located at MSO headends, all controlled by a central commerce center.
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