Definition of rebroadcast in US English:



[with object]
  • Broadcast or relay (a program or signal) again.

    ‘the documentary will be rebroadcast on Saturday’
    ‘the radio dial is jammed with signals caught and rebroadcast by repeater antennas’
    • ‘They're on summer hiatus, but they're rebroadcasting shows they did earlier in the season.’
    • ‘Radio stations rebroadcasted his Internet talks, and newspapers published his messages translated into Tamil.’
    • ‘If you only plan to repeat a few episodes of a series, it is common business sense to rebroadcast the episodes with the most sales potential.’
    • ‘Of course, few people will be able to watch it at 10: 00 in the morning, but the station broadcasting it has announced that it will allow any other television station to rebroadcast the debate later in the day.’
    • ‘The camera would, in turn, rebroadcast the same signal.’
    • ‘Stations there picked up and rebroadcast the analog signals relayed by satellite from the Netherlands.’
    • ‘An extra three million listeners are now listening through rebroadcasting partners than last year - that's 47 million listeners, over 31 per cent of the total audience.’
    • ‘We're going to rebroadcast our interview with the late Rod Steiger.’
    • ‘A station on the earth's surface sends the signal to the satellite, which receives the signal and rebroadcasts it to other places on the earth.’
    • ‘Sebastian explains that the company is working to rebroadcast its signal terrestrially, so that it can be received by less expensive mobile receivers.’
    • ‘Private enterprise put big aerial arrays at the tops of mountains and received BBC from Ulster or Wales, and rebroadcasted to the people in the valleys, such as Limerick city and county.’
    • ‘Two of these rebroadcast foreign programs with Arabic subtitles.’
    • ‘It readily accepts any audio source for rebroadcasting, including satellite, off-air or off-net programming.’
    • ‘The television screen is continually rebroadcasting footage of jeering Palestinians flashing victory signs on a street in Nablus.’
    • ‘Before the tsunami struck four leading local FM stations rebroadcast the BBC Indonesian service programmes live.’
    • ‘It reduced the 10,000 fans in the ground to a state of hysteria and since BBC was rebroadcasting RTE's pictures across the globe, millions must have watched in wonder.’
    • ‘Tomorrow night, we'll rebroadcast our interview with Ambassador Joe Wilson.’
    • ‘They then rebroadcast their programs around China by satellite.’
    • ‘Tonight we're rebroadcasting a historic program.’
    • ‘Our international services often rebroadcast material originally recorded for the BBC's domestic services.’
    rebroadcast, rerun, reshow, replay
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  • A repeated or relayed broadcast.

    ‘unless it is a rebroadcast, the teacher will only have a very general idea of what the program is about’
    • ‘It starts September 4, and will continue each Wednesday at 11 pm, with rebroadcasts Saturdays at 5 pm and Sundays 4 am.’
    • ‘I wonder if I can catch a rebroadcast of the England-Portugal quarter final today?’
    • ‘Table Mountain has been chosen as the hub of the World Service's 70th anniversary celebrations because it was the site of one of the first rebroadcasts sent back to London.’
    • ‘Had those survived, there was conflict over who owned rebroadcast rights, anyway.’
    • ‘Any debate sponsor should thoroughly research all federal, state or local rules that might apply to the broadcast, to the debate itself, to the rebroadcast, to the transcript and to who is invited to participate in the debate.’
    • ‘Programming will be controlled by the US and British military, but may include rebroadcasts from independent news outlets in both countries, the White House said.’
    • ‘An audience of 3.1 million for the first episode of the first transmission had grown to 7.9 million for the final episode of the rebroadcast.’
    • ‘This forced the network to cancel a rebroadcast of the original show and the production of further episodes.’
    • ‘It was only last year, after the merger announcement, that the regional ISP found itself booted from the rebroadcasts.’
    • ‘The rebroadcasts on cable were bad quality, and a lot of print and sound damage was apparent.’
    • ‘I'm watching a rebroadcast of the Pope's funeral right now.’
    • ‘Several other local fishing boats working in the area offered to assist after hearing the rebroadcast emergency call from the coastguards.’
    • ‘A trial of such rebroadcast is currently on in France, covering the Toulouse-Paris region, he says.’
    • ‘Millions of dollars in royalty payments for cable TV rebroadcasts are at stake.’
    • ‘Duplicate packet IDs are ignored, assuming it was the message on the other trunk or some other chassis requesting a rebroadcast.’
    • ‘Don't miss the rebroadcast of the Geoff Stevens & Carl Frankel debate’
    • ‘Today I listened to an hour-long interview with a peace activist (and it was a rebroadcast!’
    • ‘Events celebrating the Centennial of Flight Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, will be carried live by satellite and rebroadcast on NASA Television throughout the day.’
    • ‘TV have also gone so far as to cut the segment from the rebroadcast of the show that was scheduled for earlier this evening.’
    • ‘The female skew was most evident during Saturday's opening ceremony rebroadcast, which attracted almost three-quarters of the female audience and 66 per cent of men.’
    rerun, replay, rebroadcast, reshowing
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