English vocabulary Broadcasting 1

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to adapt

verb
to change a book or play in a way that can be made into a movie, TV series, etc.

to advertize

verb
to notify the public about an event, or a job opening by printing a notice in a newspaper, or sharing it on the internet

advertizing

noun
the act of drawing people's attention and persuading them to purchase an item or a service

on the air

phrase
broadcasting on radio or television

airtime

noun
the amount of time given to a program on television or radio

airwaves

noun
radio waves used as a medium for broadcasting television and radio programs

am

noun
one of the main methods of radio broadcasting with a lower sound quality than FM

to announce

verb
to give information about a TV or radio program

antenna

noun
an electric equipment, made of wire or metal rods, that is used to receive or transmit television or radio signals

to appear

verb
to take part in a play, TV show, movie, etc.

atmospherics

noun
disturbances in the atmosphere that interrupt telecommunications, usually caused by lightning

attenuator

noun
an electrical device consisting of a series of resistors, used to reduce the strength of a radio or audio signal

band

noun
a group of musicians from any kind and genre

to beam

verb
to transmit radio or television signals in a particular direction with the help of electronic equipment

to bleep

verb
to replace a swear word on the radio or television with a short high-pitched sound so that people will not be insulted

blind spot

noun
‌an area within the normal range of a transmitter where radio signals are unusually difficult to receive

break

noun
a short period of time between television or radio programs for advertizements

to broadcast

verb
to send out TV or radio programs on airwaves

broadcasting

noun
the act or industry of creating and transmitting programs on television or radio

cable television

noun
the system of sending out television programs to subscribers, using wires under the ground

call letters

noun
‌a series of letters by which we identify a television or radio station

camera

noun
a device or piece of equipment for taking photographs, making movies or television programs

canned

adjective
(of laughter, music, or applause) pre-recorded for future use in television or radio programs

commentary

noun
a spoken description of an event as it happens, especially on a broadcast

to commentate

verb
to describe an event on radio or television as it occurs, especially a sports match

converter

noun
a device used to alter the frequency of a radio signal

credit

noun
a list of names at the beginning or at the end of a television or radio program acknowledging the contributors in making that program

crystal set

noun
an early and simple type of radio with a crystal rectifier that had to be listened to using an earphone or headphones

cue card

noun
a large card that is held up behind a camera for presenters or anchors to read from while they seem to be looking at the camera

digital

adjective
(of signals or data) storing, using, or relating to data as series of the digits 0 and 1 in electronic signals

to dub

verb
to change the original dialogues in a movie or television show to another language

to edit

verb
to choose the material for a movie, TV or radio program, removing some parts and arranging remaining parts in a particular order

feed

noun
a program sent out by a satellite or from the main network to radio and television stations for broadcasting

to film

verb
to make a movie of a real event or story or to record someone or something using a camera

fm

noun
one of the main methods of radio broadcasting with a high sound quality

frequency

noun
the specific number of radio waves that are being produced in every second

gigahertz

noun
a unit that is used to measure the frequency of a radio wave, or speed of a computer, which is equal to 1 billion Hertz

green room

noun
a room usually in a theater or a studio that is used by performers to relax

interference

noun
disturbance caused by signals from a different source which lead to unwanted noise in a radio signal that is being received

to interview

verb
to ask someone questions about a particular subject for television, radio or newspaper reporting

to introduce

verb
to talk before the start of a program giving information to the audience about the people who are going to perform, sing, etc.

to jam

verb
to create disturbances in electronic signals preventing them from being received

jingle

noun
a short and catchy slogan or tune that is used in advertising

live

adjective
performed in real time; not recorded

long wave

noun
a radio wave with a frequency under 300 kHz and a wavelength of more than 1 kilometer that is used for broadcasting

mast

noun
a tall vertical post with an antenna used for sending and receiving television, radio and phone signals

medium wave

noun
a radio wave that has a frequency between 300 kHz and 3 MHz and a wavelength between 100 to 1000 meters, which is used for broadcasting

megahertz

noun
a unit that is used to measure the frequency of a radio wave which is equal to 1 million Hertz

to modulate

verb
to change the frequency or amplitude of a radio signal to make it intelligible for broadcast

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