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narrowcast

[nar-oh-kast, -kahst] /ˈnær oʊˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
verb (used without object), narrowcast or narrowcasted, narrowcasting. Radio and Television.
1.
to aim a program or programming at a specific, limited audience or sales market.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, for an earlier sense; narrow (broad)cast
Can be confused
broadcast, narrowcast, simulcast.
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British Dictionary definitions for narrowcast

narrowcast

/ˈnærəʊˌkɑːst/
verb -casts, -casting, -cast, -casted
1.
(transitive) to supply (television programmes) to a small area by cable television
2.
(intransitive) (of programmers or advertisers) to target a specialized audience on radio or television
Compare broadcast
Derived Forms
narrowcasting, noun
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narrowcast

verb

To plan a TV program for a special audience rather than the masses: This ''narrowcasting'' approach may win NBC an unusual distinction (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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