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[sahy-muh l-kast, ‐kahst, sim-uh l‐] /ˈsaɪ məlˌkæst, ‐ˌkɑst, ˈsɪm əl‐/
a program broadcast simultaneously on radio and television, or on more than one station, or in several languages, etc.
a closed-circuit television broadcast of an event, as a horse race, while it is taking place.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), simulcast, simulcasted, simulcasting.
to broadcast in this manner.
Origin of simulcast
1945-50, Americanism; simul(taneous) + (broad)cast
Can be confused
broadcast, narrowcast, simulcast. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for simulcast
  • The venue has both simulcast and seasonal live games.
  • They simulcast the running monologue in their heads.
  • It features a grandstand, clubhouse and simulcast wagering as well as on-site video poker and slot machines.
  • simulcast guests and satellite facilities shall receive all approved simulcast racing programs offered by simulcast hosts.
  • As a matter of fact, many bidders elect to be absent, tuning in via simulcast and speaker phone.
  • The track will televise the mile and one-eighth pace, but there will be no simulcast wagering.
  • But there will be an overflow room, they add, and the presentations will be simulcast into that room.
British Dictionary definitions for simulcast


(transitive) to broadcast (a programme, etc) simultaneously on radio and television
a programme, etc, so broadcast
Word Origin
C20: from simul(taneous) + (broad)cast
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Word Origin and History for simulcast

"to broadcast simultaneously on radio and television," 1948, formed from simul(taneous) + (broad)cast. The noun is first recorded 1949, from the verb.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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