Satellite Master Antenna Television or S.M.A.T.V systems are often used in environments where the number and type of channels available needs to be controlled, i.e. care homes, prisons, hospitals and holiday resorts and hotels.
A head-end unit is installed to receive the signals from a digital aerial, satellite dish or in some cases both. This unit processes the signals into the pre-selected range of channels and distributes them to each point. Guests can then access selected satellite or Freeview channels independently of each other.