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Wegener Wins $3.6 Million BBC Contract

Wegener Wins $3.6 Million BBC Contract

On the Who’s Buying What page: Wegener Corp. reports a $3.6 million job order from the BBC, which specified an iPump System Solution for its international radio distribution network.
“The system will allow the BBC to distribute audio to over 900 partners globally through advanced digital file store-forward technology, as well as traditional linear broadcasting,” Wegener stated.
Nigel Fry is head of transmission and distribution for the BBC World Service. Wegener CEO Robert Placek announced the contract, which includes an iPump 6420 Radio Media Server, Unity 4600 Media Receivers, Compel Network Control System and MediaPlan Media Management System. Also included are products from Kencast.
The supplier said its approach offers bandwidth efficiencies and low latency of DVB transmissions, while supporting delivery of audio over IP for applications such as IBOC and DRM.