noun[mass noun] US
A cable television service available on a subscription basis.
- Deals with Blockbuster, Hollywood Video, pay cable, broadcast television and other ancillaries are also tied to theatrical release.
- If you can afford it, you can build a media world around pay cable.
- But the most clear example of it is on pay cable, where the promos for movies on HBO and Showtime tend to hit just the right notes for films.
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