Note: The carrier may continue unmodulated or it may be modulated by another signal source.
Also, off-the-air may be synonymous with over-the-air or from-the-air, as in picking up a terrestrial broadcast TV station off-the-air instead of from cable TV. As this usage may be confusing due to the term's other meanings, the terms "over the air" or "on the air" are more standard in the broadcasting industry.
STANDOUT COMICS; 'Sherman's Lagoon,' 'Off the Mark' and 'Pickles' emerge victorious from our recent comics poll
Jul 17, 2011; Call it the last laugh. Our grand experiment with testing new comics is over - for now, anyway - and as a result, you'll see some...