Digital Broadcasters Vendor News has learnt that BBC World Service Radio and Television services, as part of transitioning to a DVB (digital video broadcasting) platform has completed the first phase - live transmissions to Middle East and European affiliate stations and networks.
Wegener Corporation(Nasdaq: WGNR) has been contracted by the BBC for this multi-year, multi-phase DVB project encompassing global distribution of digital radio and TV broadcasts.
Nigel Fry, Head of Transmission & Distribution, BBC World Service stated that BBC World had successfully integrated WEGENER's digital COMPEL Network Control system with the BBC's existing traffic system to manage distribution schedules and satellite receiver groupings.
Fry said that UK operations at the uplink and at the BBC's (international) affiliate stations have been working well and were very pleased with the first phase of our rollout and WEGENER's involvement.
The BBC order was placed in WEGENER's second quarter of fiscal year 2006 and shipments began in fiscal year 2006. Shipments will continue throughout WEGENER's fiscal 2007, as the BBC World Service project roll-out continues.
Digital Broadcasters Vendor News notes WEGENER (Wegener Communications, Inc.)(Nasdaq: WGNR) is based in Duluth Georgia. Ned Mountain is President and COO of WEGENER. http://www.wegener.com