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broadcast

[′brȯd‚kast]
(communications)
A television, radio, or data transmission intended for public reception.

broadcast

A transmission of information relating to air navigation that is not addressed to a specific station or stations (ICAO). No acknowledgment is expected from the recipient of such broadcasts. See also blind transmission.

broadcast

A transmission to multiple, unspecified recipients. On Ethernet, a broadcast packet is a special type of multicast packet which all nodes on the network are always willing to receive.

broadcast

(1) To transmit to every receiver within a geographic area. Over-the-air TV and AM and FM radio are examples of broadcast networks. Contrast with narrowcast.

(2) To transmit to every node on a local network or subnetwork. Broadcasts are commonly used to announce that network resources are now turned on and available, to advertise services and to make requests for address resolution. See broadcast address, multicast, broadcast traffic, address resolution, ARP, SLP and broadcast domain.
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Gusts of splendour, gods and demigods contending with vast swords, colour and fragrance broadcast on the field of battle, magnificent victory, magnificent death
Then, scattering apologies broadcast like a medieval monarch distributing largesse, Bill whirled his partner round by sheer muscular force and began what he intended to be a movement toward the farther corner, skirting the edge of the floor.
A new addition to DI's suite of products, DI-Broadcast enables users to send business information via intelligent, automated email broadcasts to internal or external recipients in PDF, HTML, or Microsoft Excel(TM) text file formats.
This landmark technology enables local broadcasters to maintain the same signal area "footprint" on the Internet with streamed broadcasts as they reach with conventional over-the-air signals, alleviating copyright infringement concerns.
Local broadcasters communicate signal area coverage changes via a Decisionmark software tool so that off-air and web broadcasts are ALWAYS identical.
This impasse led, in part, to an upsurge in live music broadcasts within the fledgling radio industry.
Scannell and Cardiff concentrate on the difficult relationship the service experienced with governments which were sensitive to the content of broadcasts.
The solution provides high quality, multimedia broadcasts to mobile devices and demonstrates live, digital TV sent from the show floor to a variety of mobile devices, including GSM phones with integrated DVB-H functionality.
By utilizing Digital Fountain's DF Raptor FEC technology, which was made part of the global Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld (DVB-H) standard in 2005, such file broadcasts are sent faster, using less bandwidth and to a larger coverage area, when compared to other solutions.
The systems will bring digital terrestrial TV broadcasts to 12 Korean cities, including Dae-Jeon and Jeon-Ju, and support transmission of three channels in each city.
Ultimately, these interactive elements, filecasts, and other multimedia application broadcasts create new service opportunities to increase carriers' average revenue per user (ARPU).
Delivering live broadcasts from major international events, providing digital terrestrial TV (DTTV) networks and direct to home (DTH) satellite platforms and storing and securely distributing video content to broadband devices are just some of the areas in which BTM&B excels.

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