WEGENER Provides Telesat with Programming Solution to Support Multiple Time Zones and Languages

Wegener Corporation a provider of
equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide,announced
an order from global satellite provider Telesat to launch non-linear
programming services in

Canada.
WEGENER’s equipment will be used to complement Telesat’s existing video
distribution network.

“Our customers in remote locations
are situated across multiple time zones and require support for multiple
languages. They want more flexibility to access video programming at a
convenient time,” stated Paul Bush, VP North American Sales at Telesat. “We’re
using WEGENER’s solution for file-based broadcasting to provide this
flexibility and capitalize on other potential offerings, such as distribution
of distance learning programs or public service announcements to remote
communities.”

WEGENER is supplying its iPump
media servers and COMPEL network control system. In the initial
deployment, the iPump media servers will be used to record live legislative
proceedings for specific Canadian regions and distribute them to remote
communities within the region. Content owners will remotely control
content playback by accessing individual iPump media servers via a
web-interface.

“File-based broadcasting allows
operators to time-shift, regionalize and re-broadcast programs on a site by
site basis with minimum bandwidth expenditure. Securing this order
underscores growing market demand for the iPump/COMPEL solution,” stated

Ned

L.

Mountain, President and
Chief Operating Officer of WEGENER. “We’re excited to support Telesat’s
launch of this important new non-linear service offering.”

Telesat’s order was shipped during
WEGENER’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 and first quarter of fiscal 2008. The
network is now being installed and will soon be operational.