si·​mul·​cast | \ ˈsī-məl-ˌkast How to pronounce simulcast (audio) also ˈsi- \
simulcast also simulcasted; simulcasting

Definition of simulcast

intransitive verb

: to broadcast simultaneously (as by radio and television)

transitive verb

: to broadcast (a program) by simulcasting

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Other Words from simulcast

simulcast noun

Examples of simulcast in a Sentence

The network will simulcast the game on its radio and television stations.
Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the recent Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview, which aired at 8pm on both coasts, Sunday’s Grammy Awards will be simulcast live on both the East Coast and West Coast. Tim Chan, Rolling Stone, "Grammys Live Stream: How to Watch the 2021 Grammy Awards Online Free," 12 Mar. 2021 The prelims will kick off on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ESPN+ (English and Spanish) at 10:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. ET). Mark Heim |, al, "Vettori-Holland live stream (4/10): How to watch UFC Fight Night online for free, TV, time," 10 Apr. 2021 Disney also has the option to simulcast all its games on ESPN+. NBC News, "Are you ready to stream some football? NFL has $100 billion that says you are," 18 Mar. 2021 In the two-hour special broadcast live and simulcast across ViacomCBS networks, including CBS for its first time, the historic NAACP awarded the top names in film, television, politics and other categories. Mia Nazareno, Billboard, "7 Best Moments From the 2021 NAACP Image Awards," 28 Mar. 2021 The 52nd NAACP Image Awards premieres on BET and will be simulcast across all of the Viacom networks tonight, March 27, at 8 p.m. Katey Clifford, oregonlive, "52nd NAACP Image Awards | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 27 Mar. 2021 The event will be televised on BET and simulcast across ViacomCBS networks. Mary Colurso |, al, "Alabama’s Octavia Spencer, Madalen Mills among winners of NAACP Image Awards," 27 Mar. 2021 Janet Jackson will mark the 40th anniversary of her eponymous 1982 debut album with a two-part documentary that will simulcast on Lifetime and A&E, the networks announced on Wednesday. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, "Janet Jackson Two-Part Documentary to Simulcast on Lifetime and A&E," 4 Mar. 2021 The event, much of which will be simulcast by WCCO Radio, remains a fundraiser for the Twins Community Fund, which donates to charitable causes around Minnesota. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, "Twins plan virtual TwinsFest for Saturday, Jan. 30," 21 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of simulcast

1948, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for simulcast

simultaneous broadcast

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The first known use of simulcast was in 1948

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4 May 2021

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“Simulcast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of simulcast

: to broadcast (a program) by radio and television at the same time

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