While chewing through my daily RSS feast, I found a video describing how Time Warner Cable’s TV network operates. It’s a brief rundown of how satellite feeds are received, decoded, encoded, then pumped out through fiber and copper to the consumer’s home. No deeply technical explanations, but it gives you the broad strokes and a look at their NOC.
Lots of delicious video of their hardware. Yes, hardware can be delicious.
Source: Time Warner Cable