VOD means Video On Demand
Video on demand is in Dutch just video on request: It is actually a network service that allows the user to display a video at the moment he or she wants to. Often interactive television also offers a lot of video on demand. There are two types of video on demand to distinguish: the kind of downloading a video, and so you have to wait until the entire download is finished before you can watch and the kind you can watch the movie directly. Usually it is also possible to pause the video, flush it or stop the video and watch it again later. When you order a video via VOD you can usually watch the video for a limited time: you buy the right to watch for a limited time. Examples of VOD include MeJane and Netflix (though that's more Subscription video on demand: Unlimited video on Demand for a fixed price per month.