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DEFINITION: Video on demand (VoD) is an interactive TV technology that allows subscribers to view programming in real time or download programs and view them later. A VoD system at the consumer level can consist of a standard TV receiver along witha set-top box. Alternatively, the service can be delivered over the Internet to home computers, portable computers, high-end cellular telephone sets and advanced digital  … 
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VIDEO-ON-DEMAND DEFINITION (continued): …  media devices.VoD has historically suffered from a lack of available network bandwidth, resulting in bottlenecks and long download times. VoD can work well over a wide geographic region or on a satellite-based network as long as the demand for programming is modest. However, when large numbers of consumers demand multiple programs on a continuous basis, the total amount of data involved (in terms of megabytes) can overwhelm network resources. One way to mitigate this problem is to store programs on geographically distributed servers and provide programs to local users on request, a technology … 
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