JOHNS CREEK, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR.PK), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced the recent orders from The Christian Network, Inc. (CNI) for control and distribution equipment to re-launch The Worship Network. The orders include a subscription to CompelConnect.com™ for network control and purchases of iPump® 525 media players.
CNI will utilize file-based broadcasting techniques to distribute and broadcast Worship. Each Worship program will be sent via IP to iPump media players at affiliate locations. The programming will be seamlessly output as a virtual broadcast based on a playlist. This technique significantly reduces distribution costs as repetitive content is distributed only once to affiliates. Additionally, content can be sent in advance, in bulk data transfers.
“The Worship Network will first re-launch on Sky Angel’s IPTV platform,” Tim Rasmussen, Sr. Director of Production of CNI stated. “WEGENER’s video over IP solution addressed our need to setup and control a professional television channel at a few locations, while leaving many avenues available to grow our ministry in the future.”
The end-to-end video over IP solution combines a subscription to WEGENER’s CompelConnect.com SaaS (Software as a Service) network control with WEGENER iPump media players at each edge location. The solution offers flexibility to develop new advertising and branding opportunities with insertion of multiple, independent, overlapping graphics and text crawls over the IP video. CompelConnect.com expands on a heritage of controlling finely-targeted content distribution with robust support for high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video - both live and file-based. “This provides the kind of flexibility CNI has needed in terms of providing customized programming for many markets through one solution. Programming commercial and non-commercial channels with local insertion capability gives us numerous options as we rebuild our carriage,” stated Bruce Koblish, President and CEO of CNI.
“Our CompelConnect.com solution allows our customer to launch their IP video solution with a small number of sites and expand over time as their business grows,” stated Troy Woodbury, President and CEO of WEGENER. “With this IP video solution our client can develop independent, unique advertising and branding solutions for each Worship affiliate.”
The initial order was shipped during WEGENER’s third fiscal quarter of 2010.
WEGENER® (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR.PK), is an international provider of digital video and audio solutions for broadcast television, radio, telco, private and cable networks. With over 30 years experience in optimizing point-to-multipoint multimedia distribution over satellite, fiber, and IP networks, WEGENER offers a comprehensive product line that handles the scheduling, management and delivery of media rich content to multiple devices, including video screens, computers and audio devices. WEGENER focuses on long- and short-term strategies for bandwidth savings, dynamic advertising, live events and affiliate management.
WEGENER’s product line includes: iPump® media servers for file-based and live broadcasts; COMPEL® Network Control and COMPEL® Conditional Access for dynamic command, monitoring and addressing of multi-site video, audio, and data networks; and the Unity® satellite media receivers for live radio and video broadcasts. Applications served include: digital signage, linear and file-based TV distribution, linear and file-based radio distribution, Nielsen rating information, broadcast news distribution, business music distribution, corporate communications, video and audio simulcasts.
WEGENER® can be reached at (770) 814-4000 or at www.wegener.com.
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ABOUT THE WORSHIP NETWORK
The Worship Network exists to develop content for personal and corporate worship in order to help people worship God. This content will be primarily distributed via a 24/7 digital television platform and augmented through affiliate relations, IPTV platforms, and online streaming. Content is primarily developed on a proprietary basis as well as through our newly established national network of churches and in conjunction with other Christian products companies. Partnerships are being sought with like-minded ministry and family-value programmers in order to build a sustainable and quality 24-hour television network.
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