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Re: Headend question
Locally, before Comcast and Time Warner bought and split up Adelphia, Saint Paul and suburbs was Comcast, and Minneapolis and suburbs was Time Warner. Both systems had there own headends, both received all the video channels, however, there was a fiber connection between the two systems. The Comcast side that I worked in got all of the channels from the Time Warner headend, sent them on fiber to the Comcast headend and then combined them from there in the Comcast headend to transport out. It had to do with local ad insertions. Comcast did all the ad insertions for both companies. Now Minneapolis is also Comcast, and the same setup is still used. However, the people on the Minneapolis Time Warner system saw Time Warner logos and the Saint Paul side saw Comcast logos. I did hear that every once in a while a commercial would run for Comcast on the Time Warner system, but it wasn't a normal routine.