Coaxial cable used for cable and satellite TV installations uses special male/female connectors and splitters. Twist-on connectors are available but do not provide as solid a connection as a crimp-on connector. You need a special crimping tool to work with those connectors. For outdoor locations, use watertight connections. All are available at electronics or hardware stores.
Run cable into a low-voltage (LV) ring, which is like an electrical box without a back.
Have the service provider do as much of the work of running the cable as possible. If service technicians run the cable into your house, provide specific instructions to route the cable, requesting that they adequately hide it. Or ask them to leave a coil of cable that you can install yourself.
About 3 hours to install a splitter or two, run about 40 feet of cable, and install a jack
Drill, long 1/2-inch bit, screwdriver, strippers, utility knife, crimping tool, drywall saw
Stripping cable, crimping cable, running cable through walls or behind moldings
Spread a towel or drop cloth below where you cut the wall.
RG6 coaxial cable, cable staples, male connectors, splitters, LV ring, wall jack
To split a line, cut the existing line at a convenient location. Make male ends on both cuts and on the new line. Screw the three male ends into a splitter, and attach it to a wall or joist with screws. If you're attaching to masonry, drill holes and use plastic anchors with screws.