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pay television

n
(Broadcasting) 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

pay′ tel′evision


n.
1. a commercial service that broadcasts television programs to viewers who pay a monthly charge or a per-program fee.
2. the programming provided. Also called pay-TV.
[1955–60]
Translations
télévision à péage
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