NVOD

Near Video On Demand. A service that offers quick access to on-demand program material, sometimes achieved by providing the same program on a number of channels with staggered start times, and so there is not too long to wait for your chosen movie to start. NVOD made sense when programs were only recorded on tape. Now the technology has moved on to computer disk storage, access to programs has hugely improved, so NVOD is no longer needed.