Glossary: N


Near-Video-on-Demand

Films provided for cable or satellite viewers from a menu of titles. The same film starts again after a defined time period e.g. 15 to 20 min.



Nicam

Near instantaneous companded audio multiplex

A system used by TV broadcasters to transmit high-quality stereo sound with TV pictures.



NTSC

National Television Standards Committee

The colour TV system developed in the US and used in North America and Japan.