re·​broad·​cast | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbrȯd-ˌkast How to pronounce rebroadcast (audio) \
rebroadcast; rebroadcasting

Definition of rebroadcast

transitive verb

1 : to broadcast again (a radio or television program being simultaneously received from another source)
2 : to repeat (a broadcast) at a later time

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rebroadcast noun

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The description of the battle between a ship in an American convoy and the Nazi plane was announced from the ship by George Hicks, NBC commentator, on a wire recorder, which was later rebroadcasted throughout the nation. Houston Chronicle, "RADIO PICK UP PLANE KILL BY HOUSTONIANS," 9 June 2019 After the concert ended, the station rebroadcast it again until 2 a.m. And the streets stayed quiet. Terence Mcardle, Washington Post, "MLK was dead. Cities were burning. Could James Brown keep Boston from erupting, too?," 5 Apr. 2018 BeIN executives accuse Saudi Arabia of complicity, claiming the hackers are rebroadcasting using Arabsat, a satellite in which the kingdom is the largest shareholder. The Economist, "Why Arabs are watching a pirated World Cup feed," 21 June 2018 In other indicators of China’s burgeoning presence in the Southeast Asian nation, Philippine state television last year began rebroadcasting programs from China Global Television Network. Andreo Calonzo,, "Duterte Allies Seek to Emulate China’s Anti-Poverty Programs," 28 Feb. 2018 The ceremony will be rebroadcast by NBC in primetime on Friday. Adam Carlson,, "Welcome to Pyeongchang! South Korea Braves the Cold with a Fun, Cultural Opening Ceremony," 9 Feb. 2018 Bloomberg currently airs three of its daily Bloomberg Television programs on Twitter, but the new channel won’t feature rebroadcasted footage from its existing cable TV operation. Lukas I. Alpert, WSJ, "Bloomberg Aims to Take on CNN With Launch of TV Service on Twitter," 17 Dec. 2017 The booth had its own television, silently rebroadcasting an N.F.L. preseason game as Cunningham spoke. John Branch, New York Times, "ESPN Football Analyst Walks Away, Disturbed by Brain Trauma on Field," 30 Aug. 2017 The station seemed to have gone dark—but a PWE staffer, apparently unaware of the Chief’s demise, rebroadcasted the shootout a second time and perhaps spoiled the ruse. Marc Wortman, Smithsonian, "The Fake British Radio Show That Helped Defeat the Nazis," 28 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of rebroadcast

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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