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Simulcast is a contraction of "simultaneous broadcast", and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. For example, Virgin Radio is simulcast on both AM and on satellite radio; the BBC's Prom concerts are often simulcast on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television. Another application is the transmission of the original-language soundtrack of movies or TV series over radio, with the television broadcast having been dubbed into a local language. Broadcast could refer to: Broadcast, an electronica musical group broadcasting, the distribution of audio and video signals Broadcast address, an IP address allowing information to be sent to all machines on a given subnet. ... For other meanings of medium, see Medium (disambiguation). ... Virgin Radio Virgin Radio is a British commercial music radio station based in London. ... A satellite radio is a special radio that receives signals broadcast by satellite. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter from the Crown. ... A Promenade concert in the Royal Albert Hall, 2004. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... BBC Radio 3 is a domestic UK BBC radio station, launched as The BBC Third Programme in 1946. ... BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1936. ... Generally speaking, the term soundtrack refers to the recorded sound in a motion picture. ... In filmmaking, dubbing is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ...


Simulcasts via satellite can be a challenge, as there is a significant delay because of the distance (nearly 50,000 miles or 80,000 km round-trip) involved. Anything involving video compression (and to some extent audio data compression) also has an additional significant delay, which is noticeable when watching local TV stations on direct broadcast satellites. Even though the process is not instantaneous, this is still considered a simulcast because it is not intentionally stored anywhere. U.S. military MILSTAR communications satellite A communications satellite (sometimes abbreviated to comsat) is an artificial satellite stationed in space for the purposes of telecommunications or reconnaisance using radio at microwave frequencies. ... Delay is: In sound effects, any of a class of effect that adds one or more delayed versions of the original signal, to create effects such as echo or flanger. ... personal space, proxemics. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre/Kilometer (only km in minuscule is the correct representation of kilometer as an SI unit of length) Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management, in the field of Library and information science Knowledge Machine, the KM knowledge representation... Video compression deals with the compression of digital video data. ... Note: This article is about audio data compression, which reduces the data rate of digital audio signals. ... A television station is a type of radio station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... Direct broadcast satellite, or DBS, is a relatively recent development in the world of television distribution. ...


Multiplexing (also sometimes called "multicasting") is something of a reversal of this situation, where multiple program streams are combined into a single broadcast. The two terms are sometimes confused. In telecommunications, multiplexing (MUXing) is the combining of two or more information channels onto a common transmission medium using hardware called a multiplexer or (MUX). ...


In horse racing, a simulcast is a broadcast of a horse race which allows wagering at two or more sites; the simulcast often involves the transmission of wagering information to a central site, so that all bettors may bet in the same betting pool, as well as the broadcast of the race. Horse racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Gambling (or betting) is any behavior involving risking money or valuables (making a wager or placing a stake) on the outcome of a game, contest, or other event in which the outcome of that activity depends partially or totally upon chance or upon ones ability to do something. ...


See also: Single Channel Simulcast Single Channel Simulcast one calls the simultaneous transmission of a similar amplitude-modulated and one after that digitally radio Mondiale - procedures of transferred signal in the same (SingleChannel Simulcast - SCS) or a neighbouring channel (MultiChannel Simulcast - MCS). ...


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simulcast - definition of simulcast in Encyclopedia (204 words)
For example, Virgin Radio is simulcast on both AM and on satellite radio; the BBC's Prom concerts are often simulcast on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television.
Simulcasts via satellite can be a challenge, as there is a significant delay because of the distance (nearly 50,000 miles or 80,000 km round-trip) involved.
In horse racing, a simulcast is a broadcast of a horse race which allows wagering at two or more sites; the simulcast often involves the transmission of wagering information to a central site, so that all bettors may bet in the same betting pool, as well as the broadcast of the race.
Simulcast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (317 words)
Simulcast is a contraction of "simultaneous broadcast", and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium, or more than one service on the same medium, at the same time.
Another application is the transmission of the original-language soundtrack of movies or TV series over radio, with the television broadcast having been dubbed into a local language.
"Simulcast" is often a colloquial term for the related Canadian practice of simultaneous substitution.
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