Cable Video Store
|Type||Cable Pay-per-view television service|
|Availability||United States, national, now defunct. Existed 1985-1997.|
General Instrument (Original)|
Graff Pay-Per-View (2nd)
Cable Video Store (CVS), is a defunct pay-per-view (PPV) service that was launched in 1985 by General Instrument. It was later owned by Graff Pay-Per-View. Cable Video Store consisted of one channel which carried first run movies and specials (however, it did not carry major sporting events, such as boxing or wrestling) on a PPV basis. They also offered low cost programs to buy along with the standard PPV fare.
CVS went off the air in 1997 as the result of other pay-per-view services such as Viewer's Choice (now known as In Demand) and Request TV that provided multi-channels of PPV and the launching of Video on Demand on many cable systems.
- Request TV
- In Demand (formerly known in the US as Viewer's Choice)
- List of United States cable and satellite television networks