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BBC World Service using Wegener to make the transition to a DVB based distribution platform

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MUMBAI: Wegener which provides television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide has announced BBC World Service has completed the first phase of a multi-year, multi-phase project for the global distribution of radio and TV broadcasts using its equipment.

The project involves BBC World Service transitioning to a DVB based distribution platform and the first phase of the transition is live transmissions to affiliates in Europe and the Middle East.

BBC World Service head of transmission and distribution Nigel Fry says, "We have successfully integrated Wegener's Compel Network Control system with our existing traffic system to manage distribution schedules and satellite receiver groupings. Operations here at the uplink and at our affiliate stations have been working well and we are very pleased with the first phase of our rollout and Wegener's involvement. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Wegener throughout the remaining phases of the project."

Wegener president and COO Ned Mountain says, "Our job as a dedicated technology partner is to enable the BBC World

Service to visualize and capitalize on additional opportunities inherent in a deployed Wegener network solution. With each phase of this global rollout Wegener is committed to providing exceptional integration and customer support."

 

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