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English definition of “video-on-demand”


noun [U]     (abbreviation VOD) IT, COMMUNICATIONS
a system for watching films or recorded programmes on the internet or television at any time: Video-on-demand enables viewers to watch the shows when they want during a 7-day rental period.
(Definition of video-on-demand noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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