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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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Nippon Cultural Broadcasting and four other radio broadcasters planned to begin digital radio broadcasts by the end of this year, using a frequency band to be vacated through the digitization of television broadcasts.
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unit will next week begin to broadcast home games of the Nippon Ham Fighters on the Internet, increasing to four the number of professional baseball teams that can be seen via Internet broadcasting in Japan.
From Rural Lifestyle programming, Tractorcades, E-Newsletter and Web site programming to value-added broadcast with our marketin partners, farm broadcasting is truly responding to the changing marketplace.
Far from living in the past, as Welch suggests, the Broadcasting Board, with the support of the Bush administration and Congress, has utilized the latest audience research techniques and 21st-century technology to produce a radio and television service for the Middle East that operates in a competitive broadcast market.
They visited eight countries and broadcast Town Hall meetings from Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Vietnam, Myanmar, Hong Kong and Japan with videoconferencing tools from Polycom, a sponsor of this endeavor.
Tokyo, Japan, Feb 8, 2006 - (JCN) - Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) and NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) have succeeded in using an Internet-protocol (IP) transmission for a delayed high-definition (HD) broadcast in Japan of NFL Super Bowl XL, the championship game of American professional football, played in Detroit, Michigan on February 5.
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