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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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 The broadcast will be simulcast exclusively on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN at 3 p.m. ET, with pre-match coverage available in the Bleacher Report app. Adam Schupak, Indianapolis Star, "Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson: Match II with Peyton Manning, Tom Brady has a date," 7 May 2020 The whole affair will be simulcast on the NFL Network and ESPN, with coverage on ABC, too. Michelle Krupa, CNN, "Start your Monday smart: Coronavirus, Ramadan, Orthodox Easter, Earth Day, NFL draft," 19 Apr. 2020 That special will be simulcast across major networks on Saturday, April 18. Tyler Aquilina,, "Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert to be guests on each other's shows," 8 Apr. 2020 It will be simulcast on CW 43 as well as on WTAM and WMMS. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Coronavirus-relief telethon hours extended; Cavs added to program," 3 Apr. 2020 Pandemic: Covid-19 will simulcast on both channels at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Kimberly Nordyke, The Hollywood Reporter, "Discovery, Science Channels Taking In-Depth Look at Coronavirus (Exclusive)," 19 Mar. 2020 Sterling Suffolk Racecourse sold its East Boston site, but continues simulcasting there, with a staff of about 85 people. Jon Chesto,, "Lawmakers look to extend simulcast rights again, as broader debate looms," 10 Jan. 2020 The Facebook Live event will be simulcast on the Facebook pages of Hamilton County, the Hamilton County Health Department and Hamilton County Emergency Management. Indystar, Indianapolis Star, "Coronavirus live updates: IU to suspend in-person classes after spring break," 10 Mar. 2020 His show began simulcasting on cable’s MSNBC in September 1996., "COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died . He was 79.," 28 Dec. 2019

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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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17 May 2020

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“Simulcast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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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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