re·​trans·​mis·​sion (ˌ)rē-tran(t)s-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce retransmission (audio)
plural retransmissions
: an act, process, or instance of retransmitting something
data retransmission
satellite retransmissions of broadcast signals
TCP/IP retransmission

Examples of retransmission in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The steady loss of pay TV customers cutting the cord — about 7% a year — also threatens the retransmission fees ABC receives from cable and satellite companies that carry its stations. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 Disputes over retransmission fees have become increasingly common in recent years as satellite and cable providers dig in their heels and subscribers balk at paying higher prices for television bundles, with millions choosing to cut the cord in favor of alluring new streaming services. Jon Passantino, CNN, 18 Sep. 2023 DirecTV and Nexstar Media Group have reached a multi-year retransmission consent and licensing agreement that keeps Nexstar broadcast stations within the DirecTV, DirecTV stream and U-verse lineups. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Sep. 2023 More than 150 local TV stations owned by Nexstar Media Group went dark on DirecTV’s platform as of 4 p.m. PT Sunday after the sides failed to come to terms on a new retransmission consent agreement. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 2 July 2023 This shortwave retransmission center of Radio Free Europe became operational in 1951 and functioned until 1996. Sheena Scott, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2021 Kao found that total retransmission rate fees are projected to continue growing in the coming years. Diego Mendoza-Moyers,, 18 Dec. 2020 The proposal combined Abramson’s randomized retransmission system, Metcalfe’s adjustments to the timing, and other refinements to the ALOHAnet model that mitigated the effects of collisions. Ben Brubaker, Quanta Magazine, 22 Mar. 2023 The data channel will be doing gigabits per second with retransmissions and hybrid ARQ [automatic repeat request], whereas the control channel, it‘s replacing something that‘s sending a small amount of information quickly to the device. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retransmission was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Retransmission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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