Application Service Provider (ASP) -  Application Provider, Infrastructure Providers, AIP, Capacity Service Providers,  Application Infrastructure Provider, ASP Infrastructure Provider, MSP, Managed Service Provider,  Commercial Service Provider.) -  (1From a centralized location, ASPs manage and distribute services and solutions to customers across a network. This would typically include cable, telco and satellite TV providers. www.aspnews.com.

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(Application Provider) - Third party applications and services being made available over a network that another entity manages and distributes.
http://etvcookbook.org/system/application.html  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_Service_Provider

ASP also stands for Advanced Services Platform.

Interactive television Application