Media distribution most commonly refers to the placement of speakers and TVs throughout a home. For the longest time (and still today), TVs connected directly to the cable box, DVD players, game systems, etc. But there is a problem with this design. You had to get these components for every TV in the house, even if there were only two of you living there.
With the use of matrixed video and audio switches, you can distribute one DVD/Blu-ray player, a couple of cable boxes, one game system, and even a Roku or Apple TV across all the TVs in your home. Regardless of which TV you are at, all the sources are available to watch. This minimizes the total number of components, makes upgrading to next-generation cheaper and easier, and lowers the cable bill since a cable box is no longer needed at every TV location.
And if you are watching the big game, it’s easy to display a single source across all the TVs at once as well. Pair this with a matrixed audio system, now each person in your home can watch what they want, where they want, and at the volume they want.