Word list: Broadcasting 1

Broadcasting 1

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Media - Broadcasting 1

Undoubtedly, the media plays an important role in our everyday life. Here, you will find the vocabulary related to media and broadcasting.

Media
to adapt
to adaptverb

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

to advertize
to advertizeverb

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
advertizingnoun

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

on the air
on the airphrase

broadcasting on radio or television

airtime
airtimenoun

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

airwaves
airwavesnoun

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

am
amnoun

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

to announce
to announceverb

to give information about a TV or radio program

antenna
antennanoun

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

to appear
to appearverb

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

atmospherics
atmosphericsnoun

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

attenuator
attenuatornoun

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

band
bandnoun

a group of musicians from any kind and genre

to beam
to beamverb

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

to bleep
to bleepverb

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
blind spotnoun

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

break
breaknoun

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

to broadcast
to broadcastverb

to send out TV or radio programs on airwaves

broadcasting
broadcastingnoun

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

cable television
cable televisionnoun

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

call letters
call lettersnoun

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

camera
cameranoun

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

canned
cannedadjective

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

commentary
commentarynoun

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

to commentate
to commentateverb

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

converter
converternoun

a device used to alter the frequency of a radio signal

credit
creditnoun

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
crystal setnoun

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

cue card
cue cardnoun

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
digitaladjective

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

to dub
to dubverb

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

to edit
to editverb

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

feed
feednoun

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

to film
to filmverb

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

fm
fmnoun

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

frequency
frequencynoun

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

gigahertz
gigahertznoun

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
green roomnoun

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

interference
interferencenoun

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

to interview
to interviewverb

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

to introduce
to introduceverb

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
to jamverb

to create disturbances in electronic signals preventing them from being received

jingle
jinglenoun

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

live
liveadjective

performed in real time; not recorded

long wave
long wavenoun

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

mast
mastnoun

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

medium wave
medium wavenoun

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
megahertznoun

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

to modulate
to modulateverb

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