• noun a website where the user has to pay to see digital information, e.g., an e-book or e-magazine.


  • A paid service which enables a subscriber to choose from a selection of movies shown according to a fixed viewing schedule. A cable TV or satellite subscriber usually chooses the desired movie with a remote control, and is automatically billed. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, movies-on-demand is usually a paid digital TV or Internet service, and selections can be viewed or downloaded anytime. Its abbreviation is PPV.

Media Studies

  • noun a subscription system in which viewers pay for each television programme they wish to receive, which will then be decoded for them.