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WEGENER Supplies Telesat With Equipment

Saturday, February 2, 2008  
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WEGENER Supplies Telesat With Equipment to Support Programming Services Across Multiple Time Zones and Languages

WEGENER Corporation will be supplying global satellite provider Telesat equipment to launch non-linear programming services in Canada. WEGENER’s equipment will be used to complement Telesat’s existing video distribution network.

WEGENER is supplying its iPump media servers and COMPEL network control system. In the initial deployment, the iPump media servers will be used to record live legislative proceedings for specific Canadian regions and distribute them to remote communities within the region. Content owners will remotely control content playback by accessing individual iPump media servers via a web-interface.

File-based broadcasting allows operators to time-shift, regionalize and re-broadcast programs on a site by site basis with minimum bandwidth expenditure. Benefits include:

  • Reduce 24X7 bandwidth requirement for time-shifted content
  • Augment existing services with minimum bandwidth commitments
  • Maintain control for live news or sporting events
  • Take advantage of total bandwidth savings to launch additional channels

Telesat is utilizing WEGENER’s solution for file-based broadcasting to provide flexibility in accessing video programming and capitalize on other potential offerings, such as distribution of distance learning programs or public service announcements to remote communities.

WEGENER, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), is an international provider of digital solutions for video, audio, and IP data networks. Applications include IP data delivery, broadcast television, cable television, radio networks, business television, distance education, business music and financial information distribution. COMPEL, WEGENER's patented network control system, provides networks with unparalleled ability to regionalize programming and commercials. COMPEL network control capability is integrated into WEGENER digital satellite receivers.

For more information, WEGENER can be reached at +1.770.814.4000 or on the World Wide Web at

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