Thursday, March 11, 2010


simulcast = simultaneous + broadcast

Simulcast refers to a broadcast simultaneously transmitted over multiple media. Before television stereo sound was possible, networks would simulcast shows over both TV and FM radio. That way, viewers could watch on TV while listening in stereo on the radio.

One notable simulcast was 1985's Live Aid concert, which in most places was simulcast over at least one TV station and at least one local FM radio station.