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Wegener, Microspace Express ‘Commitment’ to CRC

Christian Radio Consortium is a group of satellite program distributors

Wegener and Microspace said this week they have “reaffirmed their long-term commitment” to serving a key organization of Christian radio programming distributors.

Wegener provides equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks; Microspace sells satellite delivery services for audio services and other businesses.

They noted that the Christian Radio Consortium, a group of Christian radio satellite program distributors, decided about 10 years ago to standardize on a platform of Wegener DVB-compliant satellite media receivers, the Wegener Compel network control system and Microspace’s Velocity satellite delivery services. CRC members include Salem Radio Network, Moody Radio, SkyLight Satellite Network, IRN/USA Radio News, and VCY America Network.

Subsequently, that niche developed further competition including Amb-Os Media, which also has had an impact in the market, as RW has reported.

Wegener this week noted that Moody Radio had upgraded its Wegener Compel network control system recently. “The Compel system in Moody’s network operations center now has the latest Compel software for the most efficient, addressable scheduling, management and delivery of content to its affiliate network.”

The companies said Microspace “has long supported the Wegener media distribution platform that CRC member networks use for radio broadcasting, and is committed to expanding its support to include next-generation models, such as the Wegener file-based broadcasting solution.” They said Wegener’s file-based solution is supporting various radio and video applications in thousands of sites. “File-based broadcasting and DVB-S2 satellite modulation will enable the CRC to migrate to more efficient, store-and-forward transmission of content to stations.”