Definition of Phonevision in English:

Phonevision

noun

historical
  • A kind of pay-as-you-view television system in which a scrambled television signal could be unscrambled by telephone request. [A trademark in the United States.].

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Oelwein (Iowa) Daily Register. From either phone or phone + vision, after television.

Pronunciation

Phonevision

/ˈfəʊnˌvɪʒn/