subscription television


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subscription television

[səb′skrip·shən ′tel·ə‚vizh·ən]
(communications)
A television system in which programs are broadcast in coded or scrambled form, for reception only by subscribers who make payments for use of the decoding or unscrambling devices required to obtain a clear program. Also known as pay television.
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The FTAs remain largely protected from competition for sports rights from subscription television under the anti-siphoning regulations.
TransACT has provided Canberrans with subscription television, broadband internet and phone connections since 2001 and now services more than 50 suburbs in the ACT.
For example, Network Ten Pty Ltd suggested an exception allowing free-to-air broadcasts to be recorded only 'for the purpose of private and domestic use of the maker of the copy in order to allow a program to be viewed after the scheduled broadcast time by the person who copied the broadcast.' (137) The Australian Subscription Television Radio Association also supported reform to allow some time-shifting while suggesting the copyright owner should still retain the right to use TPMs to prevent such reuse.
The words of warning from those who thought they knew what they were talking about were aimed at the Sky Sports subscription television channel.
BSPs' primary business strategy is to build a fiber-optic network to provide consumers with a bundle of services, including subscription television, high-speed Internet access, and local telephone.
Electronic Media Network Limited was founded in 1985 as South Africa's first private subscription television service.
The Danish wireless services and products provider RTX Telecom A/S said on Tuesday (30 September) that it had signed an agreement with the Australian subscription television provider FOXTEL for the development, production and supply of wireless telephone line extenders (TLEs).
In the broadcasting sector (subscription television), interconnection will permit viewers to subscribe to different broadcasters without needing several television sets or decoders.The Directive gives priority to commercial negotiations, with regulatory intervention restricted to mechanisms required to ensure fair competition.
"Income from digital and subscription television should approach pounds 10 million, and SIS should pay three times their current sum of pounds 12 million a year."
The Government will provide funding of $30 million over four years to subscription television to maintain and increase coverage of womens sports, niche sports and high participation sports that are less sustainable to broadcast.
DISH Network Corp provides a direct broadcast satellite subscription television, audio programming and interactive television services to commercial and residential subscribers in the US.