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Television broadcasting

Initial transmission by wire or over the air, including by satellite, in encrypted and unencrypted form, of television programmes intended for reception by the public.
Source Definition
UNESCO Institute for statistics

Diffusion télévisuelle

Transmission initiale, par câble ou ondes hertziennes, ainsi que par satellite, sous une forme cryptée ou non, de programmes de télévision destinés à être reçus par le grand public.
Source de la définition
Institut de statistique de l'UNESCO


Término relativo a la transmisión de programas de televisión a través del aire (OTA) o de un soporte alámbrico, incluyendo la vía satelital, bajo la modalidad encriptada o no encriptada, destinada al público general.
Fuente(s) de la definición
Instituto de estadística del UNESCO