Pay-per-view (PPV) is a system of television broadcasting in which a viewer can purchase events to be seen on TV, either via cable or satellite, on an individual basis. This allows viewers to choose which events they want to watch and pay only for those events, rather than subscribing to a whole package of channels.
PPV events are usually live sporting events, concerts, or special programming. The viewer orders the event through their cable or satellite provider, and the cost is added to their monthly bill. The event is then broadcast live or at a later time, with the option to pause, rewind, or record it for later viewing.
PPV is a way for broadcasters and event organizers to earn revenue from events that may not have a large enough audience to justify a traditional broadcast or for events that have unique, one-time appeal. It also offers viewers a way to access events that they may not be able to attend in person.