subscription TV

noun

: pay-TV that broadcasts programs directly over the air to customers provided with a special receiver

called also subscription television

compare pay-cable, pay-tv

Examples of subscription TV in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional subscription TV service offered by cable, satellite, and phone companies improved their average score from 66 to 69 between 2022 and 2023. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 6 June 2023 The newest edition of the quarterly media consumption tracking survey from Attest, a consumer research platform, found that subscription TV services declined from October to December. Toni Fitzgerald, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 Cuell will specialize in documentary and factual entertainment at Dreamchaser, coming with more than 20 years’ experience in the genres for Australian TV, public broadcasting and subscription TV. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 June 2022 YouTube TV might be working to refine and improve its user experience, but like every other subscription TV service, its customers are always at risk of losing channels out of the blue. Chris Welch, The Verge, 1 Feb. 2023 But Evoca’s device will no longer carry Root Sports, the subscription TV service that broadcasts the Blazers, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken and other regional sports. oregonlive, 30 Dec. 2022 While Trans, will air and can be streamed on Here TV, America’s first LGBTQ+ premium subscription TV and streaming service. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Dec. 2022 Spending on Australian subscription TV and SVOD content tripled compared with 2020-21, in terms of number of titles and hours. Patrick Frater, Variety, 9 Nov. 2022 The latest streaming subscriber numbers show that Amazon and Disney+ are challenging Netflix in the realm of subscription TV dominance. Adario Strange, Quartz, 30 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subscription TV was in 1950

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“Subscription TV.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subscription%20TV. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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