Video on Demand
encompasses nearly all video based applications, but the most common application referred to regarding VOD is movies on demand. Initially in hotels and hospitals, and eventually in our homes, all of us will have an interactive television system from which we can order which movie we want, when we want. The technology exists today for this application although VOD to the home is some time away from a large scale implementation. This application is also planning the use of MPEG2 video. However, VOD in hotels is well underway in many areas of the U.S. and around the world.