pay television

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  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.

Origin of pay television

First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby pay television Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for pay television

pay television

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

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