Simulcast, a portmanteau of simultaneous broadcast, is the broadcasting of programs or events across more than one medium, or more than one service on the same medium, at exactly the same time. For example, Absolute Radio is simulcast on both AM and on satellite radio, and the BBC's Prom concerts were formerly simulcast on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television. Another application is the transmission of the original-language soundtrack of movies or TV series over local or Internet radio, with the television broadcast having been dubbed into a local language.
n. A program or event that is broadcast across more than one medium or service at the same time. vb. To broadcast a program or event across more than one medium or service at the same time.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to broadcast simultaneously on radio and television," 1948, formed from simul(taneous) + (broad)cast. The noun is first recorded 1949, from the verb.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. a broadcast that is carried simultaneously by radio and television (or by FM and AM radio)
Usage examples of "simulcast".
The woman, whose broad, squat body immediately identified her as hailing from Cancer, ambled in her direction with an S-cube, a simulcast sight-and-sound unit.
He was about to receive a special public obeisance simulcast on television hookups all across the continent.
Those of you who listened to the simulcast over WBAI have probably already formulated an opinion.
I thumbed the subdural pressure switch behind my right ear and jacked into a simulcast news holo, keeping it on multitask so I could watch the stranger at the same time.
Unlike Phanuel, who appeared to people individually, Gabriel had been simulcast on all frequencies.
This debate will also be simulcast on all the LINK political channels.
It was also being broadcast globally, simulcast in every language using the phenomenal translating staff of the United Nations.
She looked around, locating a stage about halfway across the room with a holographic simulcast of a Mythica Malone concert.
Democratic National Convention when we opened with a talking head shot of Cooder, then pulled back the camera to show that it was a simulcast with the screen up on One Times Square?
And yet, how could he not respond when the rest of the world right now was listening to Saddam, translated and simulcast around the globe?
They comprise so many stereo simulcasts that, even from all these stories up, Kraft hears the disembodied messages take to the air and aggregate into a leviathan Announcer.
Bidding was still going on between the major entertainment networks for the simulcasting rights.
Every inhabited world of the Galactic Milieu viewed that subspace simulcast, which initiated in a studio in Broadcast House in Chelan Metro, Okanagon's capital.