pay television

pay television

noun
1.
a commercial service that broadcasts or provides television programs to viewers who pay a monthly charge or a per-program fee.
2.
the programming provided.
Also called pay-TV [pey-tee-vee] , subscription television.


Origin:
1955–60

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pay television
 
n
free-to-air Compare pay-per-view Also called: subscription television a system by which television programmes are transmitted in scrambled form, unintelligible except to those who have paid for descrambling equipment

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