What Is MATV?

MATV (or Master Antenna TeleVision) is the most effective and efficient solution for displaying TV signals on a large number of televisions without multiple antennas or satellites. This is a great way to cut costs, use less space and minimise maintenance.

A MATV system usually comprises of three main components:

  • One antenna and or satellite that can receive digital television signals
  • A component that receives and processes the signals received by the antenna
  • A network that distributes the processed signals to wall outlets
Brisbane City Commercial MATV

Why Use A MATV System?

An MATV system has a large number of benefits over a traditional antenna setup. MATV systems provide an easily scalable solution that cuts costs on installation and equipment. Using 120 antennas for 120 rooms in a hotel would be expensive, not to mention the constant maintenance requirements.

A MATV solution cuts costs by using one antenna for any number of locations. This also solves any reception issues caused by many antennas being close together (e.g. on a rooftop). It is the most cost effective and efficient solution for large buildings with multiple televisions.

Is it the right solution for me?

An MATV system is commonly used by large building/s with multiple visual displays that all receive the same signal. The most common example for this is many televisions using the same television signals.

Some common buildings that may benefit from an MATV setup include:

  • Hotels
  • Office buildings
  • Universities
  • Apartment blocks

If you believe an MATV solution could improve your business bottom line, give the knowledgeable team at 13001comms a call on 1300 126 667. We will be able to help you find a solution to suit your needs.

MATV Frequently Asked Questions

When Do You Need MATV?
An MATV system is ideal for situations where it is not possible or simply not cost effective to have a large number of separate TV antennas. An example would be a hotel building with 50 guest rooms. Each guest room has a TV in it which requires access to an antenna. Not only would it be costly to install 50 separate TV antennas, there would also be a cost in maintaining them.

Using an MATV system means that only one antenna is required. This antenna delivers the TV signal to all of the guest rooms and every room enjoys crystal clear TV reception.

Why Do You Need An MATV Expert?

The quality of the television signal provided to each room or apartment is reliant upon the correct antenna for the situation and professional installation. Our technicians will provide you with advice on the design and installation of the best MATV system to suit your building, together with an option for an ongoing maintenance plan to ensure that the system continues to function flawlessly for your guests or residents.

Does It Matter Where The Antenna Is Installed?

Installing the correct antenna in the correct location is critical to provide the best quality signal for your MATV system. With over 20 years of technical experience, we can provide you with the right advice to ensure that the installation is completed in the right location for your building.

Can FM Radio Signals Be Received In An MATV system?

FM radio signals can also be received by the MATV system antenna and transmitted to the residents.

Do You Recommend A Looped System Of Cables?

Older MATV installations often used a ‘looped cable system’. This meant that a single cable ran from the antenna looping into each unit. The big disadvantage with this system is that if there is a failure or breakage in any single unit this can impact upon the tv reception of a large number of other units. The frustration and inconvenience of this, combined with the significant maintenance cost to locate the source of the problem means that this type of system will be more costly in the long run.

We recommend installing a separate cable feed to each room, unit or apartment to ensure that even if there is a failure at one outlet, it will not impact any of the other users.

This is another example of why getting the right advice before purchasing or installing a new system is critical.

Will You Custom Design A Solution For Us?

Every solution is custom developed to suit the building and it’s unique requirements. We will provide the most practical and cost effective solutions to solve your tv reception problems.

Looking For A Quote?

Call 13001comms today on 1300 126 667 to find out how we can help you with your MATV project

Why Choose 13001comms for MATV?

With over 20 years of commercial MATV experience, our team has the knowledge and skills to finish your job on time and on budget. Located in the Brisbane Bayside, we service in and around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

We understand the importance of safety and ensure that all of our work is completed by licensed and insured technicians under strict OH&S guidelines. We work quickly, without cutting corners to save time. We present quotes with realistic timelines and provide constant updates on job progression.

  • Professional and qualified technicians
  • Excellent customer service
  • Fully insured work
  • Based in Brisbane Bayside
  • Strict OH&S guidelines
  • Quality work