Pay-per-view could stick around or go the way of the VHS
News | 08/08/2014 6:08 pm EDT
In 1985, a Los Angeles Times article explained that U.S. TV providers were planning to compete with “the burgeoning home-video business” that had “savaged” them by launching national pay-per-view (PPV) networks, which the Times explained was a “relatively new technology” allowing viewers to order programs much in the same way as “they buy movie theater tickets–or as they rent videocassettes.”
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