pay-per-view

noun

: a cable television service by which customers can order access to a particular broadcast for a fee

Examples of pay-per-view in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Check out the full card below, and stream UFC 301 on pay-per-view here. Rudie Obias, Variety, 4 May 2024 Today’s celebrations also often involve gathering over sporting events, like pay-per-view boxing matches with famous Mexican or Mexican American boxers and special holiday games from minor league baseball teams in cities across the country. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 3 May 2024 Shannon Ritch, a local bare-knuckle fighter, donned a headset and did the pay-per-view commentary alongside Feldman’s nineteen-year-old son, Dave Jr., a college freshman. Stayton Bonner, Rolling Stone, 21 Apr. 2024 Meanwhile, tax revenues totaled in excess of $1.4 million sourced to sales, ticket and pay-per-view taxes. Vinod Sreeharsha, Miami Herald, 6 Mar. 2024 Nearly 87,000 more fans watched at home via pay-per-view in UFC’s shockingly bloody genesis, which was held in Colorado because of the lack of a state boxing commission. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, 13 Apr. 2024 Check out the full card below, and stream UFC 300 on pay-per-view here. Rudie Obias, Variety, 13 Apr. 2024 The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+. Trent Reinsmith, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Ali also was featured as the guest of honor when Inoki fought Ric Flair during a 1996 pay-per-view event in North Korea. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pay-per-view was in 1978

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“Pay-per-view.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pay-per-view. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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pay-per-view

noun
: a cable television service by which customers can order access to a particular broadcast for a fee
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