when a subject or event is reported on television or radio, or in newspapers
media/press etc coverage
The allegations received widespread media coverage.
live coverage of the match (=the match is broadcast at the same time that it is happening)
2BFI American English
the protection an insurance company gives you, so that it pays you money if you are injured, something is stolen etc [= cover British English]
health care coverage
the range of subjects and facts included in a book, programme, class etc
Prestel's website provides good coverage of the subject.
when something affects or covers a particular area or group of things:
More satellites are needed to provide telephone coverage in remote areas.