MATV stands for Master Antenna Television. ... In simple terms, an MATV system is a network of cables and specifically designed components that process and amplify TV and FM signals, then distribute them from one central location. MATV systems are separated into two parts, the 'Head End' and the 'Distribution System'.
SMATV stands for Satellite Master Antenna Television and refers to a system that uses multiple satellite and broadcast signals to create a single. integrated cable signal for distribution to a cabling network. In other words, with an SMATV system, you can become your own in-house cable company.