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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
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Translations
télévision à péage
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