narrowcast

narrowcast
\\ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ \ intransitive verb
Etymology: narrow (I) + -cast (as in broadcast)
: to aim a broadcast at a narrowly defined area or audience

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  • narrowcast — [nar′ōkast΄, ner′ōkast΄] vt., vi. narrowcast, narrowcasting to transmit, esp. by cable television, to a specialized or selected audience n. 1. the act of narrowcasting 2. a program that is narrowcast …   English World dictionary

  • Narrowcast — A narrowcast is the transmission of data to a specific list of recipients. Cable television is an example of broadcast model in which the signals are transmitted everywhere and anyone with an antenna can receive them.The Internet uses both a… …   Wikipedia

  • narrowcast — UK [ˈnærəʊˌkɑːst] / US [ˈneroʊˌkæst] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms narrowcast : present tense I/you/we/they narrowcast he/she/it narrowcasts present participle narrowcasting past tense narrowcast or narrowcasted past participle… …   English dictionary

  • narrowcast — /nar oh kast , kahst /, v.i., narrowcast or narrowcasted, narrowcasting. Radio and Television. to aim a program or programming at a specific, limited audience or sales market. [1770 80, for an earlier sense; narrow (broad)cast] * * * …   Universalium

  • narrowcast — verb (past and past participle narrowcast or narrowcasted) transmit a television programme, especially by cable, to a comparatively small or specialist audience. noun transmission of this type. Derivatives narrowcaster noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • narrowcast — /ˈnæroʊkast/ (say narohkahst) verb (t) (narrowcast or narrowcasted, narrowcasting) 1. to transmit (data) to a limited number of recipients as in cable television where only subscribers receivers can take the signal. –noun 2. an instance of… …  

  • narrowcast — 1. verb To transmit a programme to selected individuals or groups, especially via cable 2. noun A programme transmitted in this manner …   Wiktionary

  • narrowcast — n. network or program intended for specialized audience (opposite of broadcast) v. transmit a program to an intended or limited and specialized audience (opposite of broadcast) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • narrowcast — nar•row•cast [[t]ˈnær oʊˌkæst, ˌkɑst[/t]] v. i. cast cast•ed, cast•ing rtv sbz to aim a radio or TV program or programming at a specific, limited audience or consumer market • Etymology: 1950–55; narrow+(broad)cast …   From formal English to slang

  • Narrowcast — VP To distribute programming to a limited, well defined audience …   Audio and video glossary

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