The radio organization Your Network of Praise will use International Datacasting Corp. to provide new broadcast distribution infrastructure. Its network will be operated by LinkUp Communications from its Denver teleport.
IDC provides distribution of multimedia content; it is part of the Novra Group, which also includes Novra Technologies and Wegener Communications. Technology firm LinkUp Communications operates satellite and MISTiQ IP/internet distribution systems for broadcasters. Its headquarters is in Florida and it has teleports in Alabama and Colorado.
“IDC will provide audio encoders and next-generation MAP receivers as well as the IDC MISTiQ cloud distribution platform,” according to a release from IDC and LinkUp.
“The MAP Pro Audio receives and distributes for broadcast state-of-the-art audio signals via satellite and/or internet, empowering redundancy and high-availability requirements.”
The cloud platform will be used for contribution links while distribution will take place via satellite, both managed by LinkUp Communications.
“This network upgrade replaces the previous ABR network,” the companies stated.
They said LinkUp’s selection of IDC will enable it to provide receivers, uplinks, hosted satellite channels, internet distribution and event affiliate and network administration.
The announcement was made by Mark Johnson, president of LinkUp Communications, who said the longtime provider of satellite distribution is expanding its hybrid delivery services, and Gary Carter, VP business development and products for Novra Group/IDC. Carter described the content delivery industry as “on the verge of a tipping point for internet distribution.”
Your Network of Praise has stations in the states of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and Utah, as well as in Liberia and Tanzania, according to its website.