Definition of simulcast in English:



  • 1A simultaneous transmission of the same programme on radio and television, or on two or more channels.

    ‘a Radio1/BBC2 simulcast’
    • ‘‘One of the radio stations wants us to set up their Internet simulcast,’ Ben told him.’
    • ‘ABC is hailing the new simulcast as a way to give those who speak Spanish ‘a broader view of the world by having access to our broadcast,’ according to a network press release.’
    • ‘The simulcast is to be heard on Radio National and ABC Far West, Central West and Western Plains in NSW.’
    • ‘He spent five years providing play-by-play on the Grizzlies radio and TV simulcast.’
    • ‘BBC Radio Five Live's General Election coverage in the run up to the poll on 5 May will for the first time include key simulcasts with the BBC Asian Network and BBC 1Xtra.’
    • ‘He'll have a ringside seat at the party to share the Bristol experience with a Caribbean audience in simulcasts through the day.’
    • ‘Radio Five Live presenter Nicky Campbell will host the simulcast with the Asian Network, the speech and music station for British Asians.’
    • ‘In a unique simulcast between Radio 2 and Radio 5 Live, one lucky listener will win what the BBC calls ‘the prize of a lifetime’.’
    • ‘BBC FOUR, the new BBC subscription-free digital channel, goes on air at 7.00 pm on Saturday 2 March, with a simulcast on BBC TWO.’
    • ‘TNT's final wrestling telecast included an unprecedented simulcast with WWF's Raw Is War on TNN Monday night.’
    • ‘In all homes News 24's Breakfast simulcast on BBC ONE peaked at two million viewers.’
    • ‘BBC ONE will return to News 24 simulcast from 1.00 am.’
    • ‘The simulcast averaged 4.2 million on BBC ONE and 65,000 on News 24 - a total of 4.3 million.’
    • ‘A nice benefit is access to a real-time streamed simulcast of the Starz Channel shown on cable and satellite systems.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, his station continued business as usual: paying the bills with simulcasts of U.S. shows.’
    • ‘Since the mediums are different and lend themselves to on-air personalities, very few broadcasting, markets still embrace simulcasts.’
    • ‘BBC THREE, the BBC's new digital channel, will launch with an evening's simulcast on BBC TWO and with some temporary support from the residents of Albert Square.’
    • ‘For the benefit of those listening to a simulcast of this on the radio, Rosie's blindfolded and that's Alec Baldwin talking after breathing in a balloon.’
    • ‘It will usually go into the new ITV London studio until the simulcast is over.’
    • ‘Local television news stations had non-stop coverage during Hurricane Frances and kept those without power informed through radio simulcasts.’
    broadcast, production, show, presentation, transmission, performance, telecast, simulcast, videocast, podcast
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    1. 1.1North American A live transmission of a public celebration or sports event.
      ‘simulcasts of live races’
      • ‘The closing-day card will feature just four live races with a special first post time of 11:15 a.m. EDT so that fans can enjoy the simulcasts of the Breeders' Cup races.’
      • ‘The state currently prohibits the track to provide wagering on simulcasts.’
      • ‘The exchange of simulcasts will begin on January 4, opening day of Gulfstream's 2006 live meet.’
      • ‘Ohio horsemen seek to withhold simulcasts from in-state harness tracks.’
      • ‘Another dispute involves the Standardbred industry's right to cease Thoroughbred simulcasts when they begin their evening programs.’
      • ‘While Hornets-Lakers played on FOX Sports West last week, sister station FOX Sports West2 was debuting the first simulcast for women only.’
      • ‘The raid also interrupted pari-mutuel operations at the track, which include simulcasts of dog and horse races.’
      • ‘I regret the parties' interruption of simulcasts during the recent Belmont meeting.’
      • ‘Commissioners expressed some regulatory concerns about the machines, including whether they would be able to show greyhound simulcasts and how races would be selected for the machines.’
      • ‘Keeneland's television department was bestowed the seventh annual Simulcast Award for best television production of racing simulcast.’
      • ‘One thing in your favor is that usually there will be simulcasts from 2, 3 or more tracks.’
      • ‘Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma, will not host live racing this year due to ongoing construction and little simulcast or gaming money to adequately fund purses.’
      • ‘The race will be telecast by ESPN at noon on April 30 with a live simulcast of the race at 11: 59 p.m.’
      • ‘Launch day features a two-hour simulcast with BBC Radio 4.’
      • ‘The nation's two largest racetrack operators have reached an agreement to work together in distributing simulcasts of their racing products to Europe.’
      • ‘During nights that offer simulcasts of Hong Kong races, 90% of the crowd at the Meadowlands is Chinese-American.’
      • ‘Raffetto said that if the horsemen are successful in blocking incoming simulcasts, purses could be cut by as much as 70%.’
      • ‘Each simulcast will be coordinated by an ESPN International production team.’
      • ‘Not addressed in the plan are the number and location of races on which account holders may place wagers or how the simulcast of races will be delivered to homes.’
      • ‘After factoring in incoming simulcasts, total handle rose 11.6% to $368,528,262, as compared with $330,296,831 last year.’


  • Broadcast (a simulcast transmission)

    ‘it will be simulcast live to 201 countries’
    • ‘For those of you on television, this program, by the way, is simulcast through Westwood One Radio as well.’
    • ‘And it was announced that the whole of BBC Four's launch night schedule on Saturday 2 March 2002 will be simulcast on BBC TWO.’
    • ‘It will be simulcast on BBC ONE and The CBBC Channel on Saturday mornings this autumn.’
    • ‘Beginning at 1 pm EST, Kay Daly will be simulcasting the debate on the Senate floor and providing color commentary.’
    • ‘The channel will be co-presented from locations including Kuwait, Amman and Washington and will be simulcast on BBC ONE or TWO during daytime and peak-time, whenever there are significant developments.’
    • ‘This time, free gigs will be staged on July 2 in London, Paris, Berlin, Philadelphia and Rome, simulcast on television and the Internet.’
    • ‘News 24 will be simulcast on BBC TWO between 9.00-10.00 pm.’
    • ‘Thankfully, the radio show is simulcast via the Internet - Mike informs me the signal doesn't reach his South Oakland apartment.’
    • ‘First as we go on let me remind you that this three hour program is being simulcast on CNN International and on CNN Radio.’
    • ‘In Atlanta, WSB-TV, the ABC affiliate, began simulcasting its evening news in Spanish two years ago.’
    • ‘During the Olympics, the HD channel is not simulcast with NBC's regular lineup.’
    • ‘I watch the races being simulcast from Delaware Park.’
    • ‘We're being simulcast on CNN International and Radio.’
    • ‘A week from tonight, all six broadcast networks will simulcast a one-hour hurricane relief show.’
    • ‘I mean we had to resort to actually simulcasting our ads on GB and CH to offer the same audience at the same price as one ad in one shift, the unbeatable foe.’
    • ‘He has spewed out vile bigotry on his morning show that's nationally simulcast on radio and television.’
    • ‘The tracks also want changes on restrictions limiting the number of races that can be simulcast.’
    • ‘It will be broadcast on NASA Television and simulcast on the Internet.’
    • ‘The Singapore Turf Club has agreed to show 30 more day meetings on top of the night races it already simulcasts.’
    • ‘While it is rare for network television shows to be simulcast over the radio nowadays, it is not unheard of.’
    broadcast, screen, air, telecast, simulcast
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1940s: blend of simultaneous and broadcast.