[pey-pur-vyoo, -per-]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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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cable, pay-per-view

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  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
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