Cable Television

Cable television is a popular television system that delivers television programming services through cables. This is different from terrestrial television (where radio waves are transmitted over air and received by antennas) and satellite television (where signals are sent by communication satellites and received by satellite dish).

Types of cables used in cable TV

  • coaxial cables through which radio-frequency signals are transmitted

  • fiber optic cables through which light pulses are sent

Services offered by Cable TV

Originally used for broadcasting television services, the functionalities of cable TV has now been extended for providing different services of computer networks as well.

Some of the most predominant services of cable TV are −

  • Standard television services

  • FM programming

  • Cable Internet

  • Telephone services