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Near Video On Demand (NVOD)

Near video on demand (NVOD) is a video delivery system that functions like a video-on-demand system but without video streaming control capabilities. It’s a video service that lets viewers pick from a limited number of broadcast video channels while they’re being broadcasted.

Multiple copies of a program are broadcast at short time intervals (typically 10–20 minutes) on linear channels providing convenience for viewers, who can watch the program without needing to tune in at the only scheduled point in time. A viewer may only have to wait a few minutes before the next time a movie will be programmed. This form is bandwidth-intensive and is generally provided by large operators with a great deal of redundant capacity and has been reduced in popularity as video on demand is implemented.