content provider

A Web site that publishes dynamic and updated information on a consistent basis. This information, or content, can be in the form of news, entertainment, games, employment listings, dictionary terms, and so on.

The term "provider" originated from online service providers (OSP), who provided updated news and information for a subscription charge. Most major content providers on the Internet provide their service to users for free. It's part of the strategy of gaining market share.

NetLingo Classification: Online Business