a commercial service that broadcasts or provides television programs to viewers who pay a monthly charge or a per-program fee.
the programming provided.
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

See pay TV


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