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    What is the word?

    Hi all, there are some TV channel or radio station have their program saved on their websites so that someone who has missed the show or program can watch or hear it again on the Internet, what do you call that? Dictionaries say that it is called "review" and I find it a little weird. Do you call that "review"? And can you tell me the verb and noun of it?
    Thank you in advance :)

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    Re: What is the word?

    Usage varies from country to country because various countries regulate or fail to regulate this electronic distribution method differently. In America the ability to save and reschedule cable TV programs is referred to as having TIVO, but that term is unknown and does not apply outside the USA. In Canada we just say "digital cable" with the understanding that DC makes such things possible. It might be interesting to compile a catalogue of usages in other countries.

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    Re: What is the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Mai View Post
    Dictionaries say that it is called "review" and I find it a little weird.
    "Dictionaries" without a title are rarely correct.

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    Re: What is the word?

    On one digital TV service in the UK, it's called "Catch-up TV". Other names are used on different services.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is the word?

    In the US we have "On Demand" programming. Some On Demand programs are free....some are available for a small fee.

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    Re: What is the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigos4 View Post
    In the US we have "On Demand" programming.
    We have that in the UK, too.

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    Re: What is the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigos4 View Post
    In the US we have "On Demand" programming. Some On Demand programs are free....some are available for a small fee.
    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Usage varies from country to country because various countries regulate or fail to regulate this electronic distribution method differently. In America the ability to save and reschedule cable TV programs is referred to as having TIVO, but that term is unknown and does not apply outside the USA. In Canada we just say "digital cable" with the understanding that DC makes such things possible. It might be interesting to compile a catalogue of usages in other countries.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    On one digital TV service in the UK, it's called "Catch-up TV". Other names are used on different services.
    First, I would like to thank you for answering my question. I googled the name you have mentioned in your answers, they are pretty much the thing I am talking about, but not exactly. Let's say I want to watch a programI Didn't Know That of National Geographic Channel at 10 a.m., and I am busy at that point, so I miss the show, but I really want to see it, so I visit their website to see if I can watch it online or download it. That way I can watch it even though the broadcast time is already passed, or the show is already over.

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    Re: What is the word?

    That's what Catch-Up TV does. It's so you can "catch up" with shows you missed. Sometimes you do it via the channel's website and sometimes via your TV provider (or both).

    On BBC iPlayer, you can watch TV live, stream programmes you've missed or download them to watch later.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Mai View Post
    First, I would like to thank you for answering my question. I googled the name you have mentioned in your answers, they are pretty much the thing I am talking about, but not exactly. Let's say I want to watch a programI Didn't Know That of National Geographic Channel at 10 a.m., and I am busy at that point, so I miss the show, but I really want to see it, so I visit their website to see if I can watch it online or download it. That way I can watch it even though the broadcast time is already passed, or the show is already over.
    I would say that I watched it on the network's website.

    There is no special term for that.

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    Re: What is the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would say that I watched it on the network's website.

    There is no special term for that.
    Many networks have episodes of programs that may or may not have been telecast but can be viewed at their Web site. These are called Webisodes.

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