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Pay Per View

Pay Per View is the name given to a system where people can call and order events to be seen on tv and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later.

Pay Per View has been around since the 1970's, when the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers began using the system after winning the championship in the 1977 season.

However, the term Pay Per View wasn't widely used until the 1990s, when companies like In Demand[?], HBO and Showtime started using the system to show movies and some of their productions. In Demand would show movies,concerts and other events, with prices ranging from $3.99 to $49.99, while HBO and Showtime, with their legs TVKO[?] and SET Pay Per View[?] would offer championship boxing, with prices ranging from $14.99 to $54.99. ESPN has shown college football and basketball games on Pay Per View. The boxing undercard, Latin Fury, shown on June 28 of 2003, became ESPN's first boxing Pay Per View card and also the first Pay Per View boxing card held in Puerto Rico.

Pay Per View has also been introduced in Europe and many other areas of the world.

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