Definition of webcast in English:


Line breaks: web|cast
Pronunciation: /ˈwɛbkɑːst


  • A video broadcast of an event transmitted across the Internet.
    More example sentences
    • CD-Roms, video tapes, multimedia events and live webcasts are all part of the package when it comes to capturing the public's attention.
    • Traditional broadcasters, with a live webcast of their output, were joined by new internet-based stations.
    • There have been videoconferences, webcasts, satellite broadcasts and exchanges between scientists on a secure website.

verb (past and past participle webcast)

[with object] Back to top  
  • Broadcast (an event) on the Internet: services from St John’s are webcast once a week (as noun webcasting) webcasting will make a big difference in promoting public understanding of our work
    More example sentences
    • The Swiss and Australian parliaments' webcasting services are among the best in the world.
    • If you're thinking of doing webcasting for the purpose of making money, then I don't think it's the thing for you.
    • The company will offer media providers a complete portfolio of managed content services, such as webcasting and video-on-demand.



More example sentences
  • ‘For the smaller commercial webcasters, it's a good deal,’ he said.
  • It has lobbied hard to tighten its grip on alternative promotional channels recently, forcing many small webcasters off the air by imposing royalties that traditional radio stations don't have to pay.
  • What you have is a situation where the larger webcasters have what they want, and don't want us small guys to rock the boat and endanger their precious settlement.


1990s: from web, in the sense 'World Wide Web', and broadcast.

More definitions of webcast

Definition of webcast in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
used to address an English nobleman