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[pey-pur-vyoo, -per-] /ˈpeɪˌpɜrˈvyu, -pər-/ Television.
a system requiring that a subscriber pay for each program viewed:
championship games seen only on pay-per-view.
noting or pertaining to such a system.
Abbreviation: ppv. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for pay-per-view
  • Room service and pay-per-view movies won't be available to students.
  • Enter the cost your user would pay to get an article on a pay-per-view basis or through a vendor.
  • Charges for pay-per-view or pay-per-channel programming.
  • Local and national television revenues were soaring, with the promise of pay-per-view on the horizon.
  • Also available was pay-per-event operas delivered over the telephone, resembling the model of our current pay-per-view.
  • Premium and pay-per-view services remain unregulated.
  • Large number of publications on the petroleum industry available to purchase as pay-per-view or subscription.
British Dictionary definitions for pay-per-view


  1. a system of television broadcasting by which subscribers pay for each programme they wish to receive
  2. (as modifier): a pay-per-view channel
See free-to-air, pay television
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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