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head end

The originating point in a communications system. In cable TV, the head end is where the cable company locates its satellite dish and TV antenna for receiving incoming programming. In online services, the head end is the service company's computer system and databases. See cable modem and CMTS.
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Through a unified headend, Harmonic s unique video processing and network management solutions improve our operational efficiencies, allowing us to deliver exceptional video quality, uniform channel lineup, and more quickly roll out new channels and revenue-generating services.
The deployment of the digital TV headend solution will consist of installing dozens of headends in 90 cities nationwide before the end of 2013.
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