In order to accomplish this without a loss of signal quality, these systems must be carefully planned and engineered through the effective use of MATV equipment and techniques.
An MATV system is basically a network of cables with specially designed components that process and amplify TV and FM signals and then, distribute them from one central location .
This eliminates the need for multiple antenna, which, as well as being unsightly, would deliver an inferior quality signal as the antennas would interfere with each other.
A modern MATV system can carry analogue and digital television signals through an aerial, both free-to-view and subscription, FM radio and DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) but it cannot carry satellite signals.
Some MATV systems in use today are over 30-years old and many are unsuitable for carrying digital television signals. These will need to be surveyed and may require modification or replacement.