a commercial service that broadcasts or provides television programs to viewers who pay a monthly charge or a per-program fee.
the programming provided.
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- pay one's respects,
- pay one's way,
- pay out,
- pay phone,
- pay stub,
- pay the piper,
- pay through the nose,
- pay up,
- pay your money and take your choice,
Origin of pay television
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called pay-TV [pey-tee-vee] /ˈpeɪˌtiˈvi/, subscription television.
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