Apparatus for distributing entertainment to subscribers

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Entertainment apparatus includes a central computer arrangement (10) and a plurality of remote juke units (11) selectively connectable to the computer arrangement (10) via, for example, telephone lines (12). The arrangement (10) has a memory (15) which can hold in digital form a plurality of entertainment items such as records or videos or combinations of the two. Each juke unit (11) can have a moden (2) a VDU (24) a speaker (25) and a coin receipt mechanism (26) to enable a user to pay at the juke unit (11) to hear and/or see an entertainment item stored in the central computer (10). <IMAGE>

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