DirecTV Rediscovers MATV

DirecTV (www.directv.com), in an effort to consolidate scads of dishes on MDUs, apparently has rediscovered master antenna TV (MATV). The company's D2 Advantage is intended to replace multiple dishes on MDU balconies and rooftops with one dish (or two dishes, on...

DirecTV (www.directv.com), in an effort to consolidate scads of dishes on MDUs, apparently has rediscovered master antenna TV (MATV). The company's D2 Advantage is intended to replace multiple dishes on MDU balconies and rooftops with one dish (or two dishes, one for International channels) to feed a 32-channel SWiM (single wire multi-switch) that transmits the signals over the building's existing coaxial cable to customers' receivers. DirecTV recently launched the technology in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles and Boise, ID, with plans for a national rollout early next year.
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