Definition of simulcast in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsīməlˌkast/


1A simultaneous transmission of the same program on radio and television, or on two or more channels.
Example sentences
  • Local television news stations had non-stop coverage during Hurricane Frances and kept those without power informed through radio simulcasts.
  • The simulcast averaged 4.2 million on BBC ONE and 65,000 on News 24 - a total of 4.3 million.
  • Radio Five Live presenter Nicky Campbell will host the simulcast with the Asian Network, the speech and music station for British Asians.
1.1North American A live transmission of a public celebration or sports event: simulcasts of live races
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  • The race will be telecast by ESPN at noon on April 30 with a live simulcast of the race at 11: 59 p.m.
  • 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.
  • During nights that offer simulcasts of Hong Kong races, 90% of the crowd at the Meadowlands is Chinese-American.

verb (past and past participle simulcast)

[with object]
Broadcast (a simulcast transmission): the show will be simulcast live to 201 countries
More example sentences
  • In Atlanta, WSB-TV, the ABC affiliate, began simulcasting its evening news in Spanish two years ago.
  • 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.
  • Beginning at 1 pm EST, Kay Daly will be simulcasting the debate on the Senate floor and providing color commentary.


1940s: blend of simultaneous and broadcast.

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Syllabification: si·mul·cast

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