Definition of telecast in US English:



  • A television broadcast.

    • ‘With the Mariners and Yankees on satellite television every morning, the ratings for nighttime telecasts plummeted.’
    • ‘He has continued to rack up titles and has been an ambassador of sorts for the sport, appearing on several non-bowling telecasts and generating excitement whenever he makes a telecast.’
    • ‘Check presentations are done all the time on golf and tennis telecasts, especially at the PGA Masters.’
    • ‘Watching a delayed telecast, people go out of their way to not know the score in advance so that the tension and entertainment will be higher.’
    • ‘The World Cup fever rages on, with soccer enthusiasts glued to the television for the live telecast of matches and match review programmes.’
    • ‘Losing it will impact its ability to promote its other programming during the wrestling telecasts.’
    • ‘Also, ABC Television, the official broadcaster of the World Cup, showed a delayed telecast of the final.’
    • ‘The era of satellite telecasts and the IT revolution brought forth more heroes, most of them proved short-lived.’
    • ‘Recently there was some research done which showed that of the sports that are on the anti-siphoning list, the free-to-airs had in fact only shown 16% of telecasts of those sports.’
    • ‘Those who missed Thursday's telecast can view the repeat telecast on Sunday.’
    • ‘There's a game on several nights a week on local cable and NBC has multi-game telecasts on weekends.’
    • ‘The news telecast was really boring and after the telecast, we all went off to bed.’
    • ‘Congress decreed only digital TVs may be sold by 2007, and telecasts must be all-digital; the method is up to broadcasters.’
    • ‘I become aware of an attractive television reporter on racing telecasts.’
    • ‘The saving grace, of course, is the news telecasts.’
    • ‘The greatest baseball arenas are in our heads, what we bring to games, radio broadcasts, telecasts and newspaper reports.’
    • ‘Better players win more games, sell more tickets and attract more viewers to telecasts.’
    • ‘Local television and radio news had exhausted the few vague details of the crime with countless updates and telecasts.’
    • ‘He will join the telecast through a four-minute videotape, his spokesman said yesterday.’
    • ‘Throughout the day, he looked at various tapes to decide which features would set up and supplement the live action on the telecast.’
    broadcast, production, show, presentation, transmission, performance, simulcast, videocast, podcast
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[with object]
  • Transmit by television.

    ‘the program will be telecast simultaneously to nearly 150 cities’
    • ‘During Christmas and Easter, services are held and all television channels telecast them, he said.’
    • ‘From my limited experience of sitting in the press box a few times, there is a delay of at least 1 second between the action occurring on the field and the TV channel telecasting it.’
    • ‘And I suppose we had a long association with football over 45 years; we've been broadcasting and telecasting the games.’
    • ‘Only once they clear the specifications spelled out by us would be they considered for telecasting rights.’
    • ‘The Education department can install a TV in every examination hall by entering into an agreement with the BCCI and the channel which is telecasting the match.’
    • ‘Whom and what are they writing for or telecasting about?’
    • ‘In addition to telecasting a variety of songs - from Bollywood music to South Indian classics - the channel gives updates on annual college events, besides snippets about what's happening at hot spot hang-outs.’
    • ‘The Racetrack Television Network will also be telecasting the races.’
    • ‘Will sanity ever return to the business of cricket telecasting?’
    • ‘These shows are often telecast through satellite television channels.’
    • ‘He also took the initiative to prepare two animation films on dengue control, which are now being telecast by all regional television channels.’
    • ‘We will probably start telecasting them by the first week of August.’
    • ‘A true-life story sent by a viewer has already been telecast.’
    • ‘This 24-hour Urdu channel is also telecasting Ramzan-based programmes.’
    • ‘We are telecasting our religious programming purely as a service to our viewership.’
    • ‘It had no contracts with any major sports league and was trying to survive telecasting all types of minor league athletic events.’
    • ‘It is for the first time that a serial was telecast simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.’
    • ‘As a prelude, the Government should impose certain stipulations on the functioning of channels by which they should be strictly warned against featuring and telecasting such horrible scenes in the serials.’
    • ‘The media is speculating about our financial returns, but the promotional value of telecasting an event of such magnitude is immense.’
    • ‘As part of the moon landing celebrations, the channel is also telecasting a series called Moon Walk every Sunday.’
    transmit, convey, communicate
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