noun, often capitalized
web·​cast | \ˈweb-ˌkast \

Definition of webcast 

: a transmission of sound and images (as of an event) via the World Wide Web

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webcast verb often capitalized
webcaster noun often capitalized

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Not only was this the second flight of a new version of the capsule with large windows, but the webcast's host, Ariane Cornell, repeatedly discussed the customer experience. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "New Shepard flies again, bringing suborbital space tourism closer," 29 Apr. 2018 Of the workers from the package unit who voted, 93% favored the authorization and 91% of UPS freight employees agreed to the measure, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced on a webcast. Bloomberg, Fortune, "UPS Has 260,000 Union Workers and They've Just Authorized a Strike," 6 June 2018 And then it’s question time: For 30 minutes, Legere and his team field inquiries from employees in the ballroom and others watching via webcast. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Inside T-Mobile's Big, Brash Comeback," 15 Feb. 2018 Since her Patreon launched on March 3, 2015, Palmer has used the revenue to make 56 things including two LPs, four EPs, six webcasts, plus original and cover songs, videos, podcasts, and performance art. Jed Gottlieb, Billboard, "How Amanda Palmer Is Raising Even More Funding Than She Did on Kickstarter," 11 July 2018 Intel held a companywide video call from its Santa Clara office at 11 a.m. local time, where Andy Bryant, the company’s chairman, and Mr. Swan answered questions, according to an employee who watched the webcast meeting. Jay Greene And Vanessa Fuhrmans, WSJ, "Intel CEO Krzanich Resigns Over Relationship With Employee," 21 June 2018 The Pew Charitable Trusts holds an live webcast on state efforts to lower drug costs. Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, "The Health 202: Kavanaugh pick worries Obamacare and abortion-rights advocates," 10 July 2018 Johnson crashed on the 18th lap while racing for the lead with eventual winner Daryn Pitman, and his car went through the Turn 3 billboards, according to witnesses at the track and watching the webcast. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "World of Outlaws star hospitalized after serious crash at Beaver Dam Raceway," 24 June 2018 On Tuesday, Azar held an agencywide staff meeting that was webcast. Washington Post, "The Health 202: New HHS head faces pressure from Republicans, too," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of webcast

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for webcast

World Wide Web + broadcast

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