BBC World Service Radio Goes Live with Wegener Equipment

DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 25 /- Wegener Corporation (NASDAQ:WGNR), a leading provider of television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today 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 WEGENER 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.

"We have successfully integrated WEGENER's COMPEL Network Control system with our existing traffic system to manage distribution schedules and satellite receiver groupings," stated Nigel Fry, Head of Transmission & Distribution BBC World Service. "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."

"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," stated Ned Mountain, President and COO of WEGENER. "With each phase of this global rollout WEGENER is committed to providing exceptional integration and customer support."

The order was placed in WEGENER's second quarter of fiscal year 2006 and shipments began in fiscal year 2006. Shipments will continue throughout WEGENER's fiscal 2007, as the BBC World Service project roll-out continues.


WEGENER (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (NASDAQ:WGNR), is an international provider of digital solutions for video, audio, and IP data networks. Applications include IP data delivery, broadcast television, cable television, radio networks, business television, distance education, business music and financial information distribution. COMPEL, WEGENER's patented network control system provides networks with unparalleled ability to regionalize programming and commercials. COMPEL network control capability is integrated into WEGENER digital satellite receivers. WEGENER can be reached at +1.770.814.4000 or on the World Wide Web at


BBC World Service is broadcast around the world on short wave and on the internet. It can also be heard in an increasing number of locations on medium wave and FM. BBC World Service is available on FM in 150 capital cities around the world, part of a strategy to broadcast BBC programs, where possible, in every capital city worldwide. In addition, around 2000 independent radio broadcasters worldwide carry selected World Service output in their local program schedule.

Source: Wegener Corporation

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