Network - (in regard to interactive TV) - (1) Networks license programming for distribution to local stations and cable and satellite systems. The fees it pays to production companies may cover around 80% of the production costs. (2002 figure.) Networks typically transmit their advertisements along with their programming and include specified slots for local TV ads.
(2) A collection of MPEG Transport Stream multiplexes transmitted on a single delivery system, i.e. all digital channels on a specific cable system.
(3) Television programming sent to, or as part of a network, including the Internet.

Home Network

Network Adapter

Network Attached Storage
– (NAS)

Network-based Video on Demand – (May be known as Network Storage.)

Network Computer – (NC) - (a.k.a. Net PC, Managed PC.)

Network Interface Cards
- (NIC)

Network Management System – (NMS) - The combination of equipment, hardware and software used in monitoring, controlling and managing a data communication network.

Network Operator

Network PC - (Network Appliance)

Network Personal Video Recording - (nPVR) - (Maybe known as Server-based Personal Video Recorder) - Headend-driven Video on Demand with Timeshifting services. Viewers can fast-forward, pause, rewind, etc.

Network Programmers

Network Service Provider - (NSP)

Network Storage

Network Transport

Networked Entertainment – (May be known as Home Networking {Entertainment}.) – See Home Networking.