Pay or subscription television (STY) is a means of providing additional and specialized programming for a fee. The FCC has never adopted an official definition of subscription television by cable, but has stated· that pay cable .is "akin to" a per program or per channel charge above the normal monthly Cable TV subscription fee.
Ledbetter, Theodore S. and Greene, Susan C.
"What is Pay Television,"
Yale Review of Law and Social Action: Vol. 2
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