pay-TV

noun
\ˈpā-ˈtē-ˈvē \

Definition of pay-TV 

: a service providing noncommercial television programming (such as recent movies and entertainment specials) by means of a scrambled signal to subscribers who are provided with a decoder

called also pay television

— compare pay-cable, subscription tv

First Known Use of pay-TV

1954, in the meaning defined above

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pay-TV

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pay-TV

: television channels that you must order and pay for

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