Historically impulse pay-per-view (IPPV) on a broad CATV basis has proven to be impractical. However the technology exists to make impulse pay-per-view practical on a smaller scale if adequate care is taken to ensure that the design best utilizes the existing resources. The commercial MATV environment is an ideal location for utilizing two-way addressability to implement a true impulse pay-per-view entertainment system.
This paper will discuss the technical parameters involved in implementing such a system. Additionally the incorporation of this IPPV system into an existing hotel television system will be discussed.