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I know there is a word in Russian that describes all the print media — пресса. Is there any word in Russian that would describe only radio and television?

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    Is there such a term in English? – Armen Tsirunyan Jul 2 '12 at 17:46
  • @ArmenTsirunyan - Not that I know of. – brilliant Jul 3 '12 at 17:38
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    In English you can say "broadcast media". It's a bit clunky but people do use it - it gets about 8.5 million Google hits. A bit less clunky but less precise is "broadcasting", which is much more common. – hippietrail Jul 5 '12 at 11:03
  • Есть ли слово в русском языке, чтобы описать только радио и телевидение? Я могу ответить на этот вопрос с точки зрения носителя русского языка с тонким слухом на слова. Термин "телерадиовещание" - верный ответ на заданный вопрос. Но это слово из официального языка (газетного, телевизионного), и даже в газетах, на телевидении и на радио оно употребляется очень редко... Это правильный, редко употребляемый термин. Вызвавшее такое бурное одобрение слово "эфир" в разговорной речи и в СМИ практически не употребляется. Это, скорее, сугубо профессиональное слово работников телевидения и радио, и кроме – Матвей Дёмин Jun 18 '15 at 16:05
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    @МатвейДёмин - "Вызвавшее такое бурное одобрение слово "эфир" в разговорной речи и в СМИ практически не употребляется" - Doesn't sound true to me. – brilliant Jun 18 '15 at 17:25
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There's also the noun эфир (lit. ‘ether’), which can be used to refer to both radio and TV (including Internet video streams). В эфире means ‘on air’, в прямом эфире is for ‘live on air’, and you can say something like:

Его жестоко ругали и в прессе, и в эфире

‘He has been harshly criticized in the press as well as on air’

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I don't know any word or phrase that specifically describes radio and television. The more general term for all the media is

средства массовой информации (or simply СМИ, pronounsed /smi/ rather than /es-em-i/)

Things that pertain to radio and TV are usually called using something like "радио и телевидение" . E.g.

Музей телевидения и радио

Институт телевидения и радиовещания.

The closest thing that I can think of is broadcast, which would be translated to Russian as

вещание

Or, if you want to be more specific about it:

теле- и радиовещание.

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Yes, there is such a word. It's телерадиовещание.

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A widespread term — электронные СМИ, which includes TV, radio and internet media.

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МАСС-МЕДИА неизм.; ж. Средства массовой информации (пресса, телевидение, радио и т.п.). Западная, отечественная м.

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    Welcome to Russian.SE. Please avoid repeating existing answers unless you are providing more information. Also, please answer in English if the original question was asked in English. – Aleks G Nov 17 '12 at 15:25
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You can use "эфирные медиа" or "эфирные сми" but it is not a widespread phrase.

  • Interesting... I never heard either of the two phrases, however individually each word is commonly known. – Aleks G Nov 19 '12 at 8:47

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