Broadcast Electronics and Ka You Communications are promoting a collaboration they say will expand local outreach of religious broadcast groups and other cluster stations.
Ka You is a supplier that targets distribution needs of Christian broadcasters. The technology pairs up IP addressable satellite delivery with smart “TiVo-like” automation; BE will promote it during the National Religious Broadcasters show in Nashville next month.
“The solution lowers the cost of entry of satellite-delivered content and is a first to address audio delay issues associated with voice-tracking over satellite,” the companies said. BE’s Ray Miklius called it an affordable way for operators in smaller or niche markets to send shared programming to remote towers without having to give up a local feel.
The firms said they implemented satellite networked AudioVaults for Family Life Network in Bath, N.Y., last month, for automating programming and voicetracking content f to various transmitter sites in New England. Eleven tower sites each have their own computers, spots, weather, news and sponsorships.
The approach combines Ka You Communications distribution services and IP Ready system, a satellite router offering high-speed data delivery, with BE’s AudioVault digital media system, providing centralized storage at the main studio and self-automated AudioVault units at each remote location.
The companies said the approach makes satellite delivery more affordable and helps Christian broadcasters in particular overcome limitations of cost and voice-tracking.