International broadcasting

related topics
{system, computer, user}
{country, population, people}
{film, series, show}
{war, force, army}
{city, large, area}
{service, military, aircraft}
{company, market, business}
{black, white, people}
{album, band, music}
{law, state, case}
{day, year, event}
{group, member, jewish}
{work, book, publish}
{god, call, give}
{government, party, election}
{math, energy, light}

International broadcasting is broadcasting that is deliberately aimed at a foreign, rather than a domestic, audience. It usually is broadcast by means of longwave, mediumwave, or shortwave radio, but in recent years has also used direct satellite broadcasting and the Internet as means of reaching audiences.

Although radio and television programs do travel outside national borders, in many cases reception by foreigners is accidental. However, for purposes of propaganda, transmitting religious beliefs, keeping in touch with colonies or expatriates, education, improving trade, increasing national prestige, or promoting tourism and goodwill, broadcasting services have operated external services since the 1920s.

Contents

Reasons for international broadcasting

Broadcasters in one country have several reasons to reach out to an audience in other countries. The examples given below are not meant to be exhaustive, but are illustrative.

Full article ▸

related documents
Video CD
Signaling System 7
LAN switching
Computer display standard
Computer networking
File server
Multicast
Exidy Sorcerer
Disk image
Data Link Layer
Gigabit Ethernet
High fidelity
General Packet Radio Service
IBM System/370
Digital Visual Interface
Hercules Graphics Card
DDR SDRAM
Apple Desktop Bus
Video Graphics Array
Slow-scan television
Blue Gene
DirectX
GE-600 series
TOPS-20
Magnetic tape
Internet Message Access Protocol
Digital Audio Tape
Wormhole switching
Amiga 600
IBM AIX (operating system)