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The Christian Network Expands Carriage of Worship Network via WEGENER’s Video over IP Solution
Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Utilizes WEGENER’s file-based broadcasting techniques to distribute
and broadcast Worship Network

Johns Creek, Georgia – Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR.PK), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced the expansion of carriage for The Christian Network’s (CNI’s) Worship Network into 5 additional affiliates utilizing WEGENER’s unique file-based broadcasting solution.

”We are happy to announce since our successful launch of WEGENER’s solution on Sky Angel’s IPTV platform we have gained carriage on Golden Eagle Broadcasting – a national DirecTV feed, 2 Univision Broadcasting affliates and 2 Christian Television Network affiliates in Florida,” Tim Rasmussen, Sr. Director of Production of CNI stated. “Carriage with these affiliates significantly expands our audience reach.”

Editor’s Recap: CNI utilizes file-based broadcasting techniques to distribute and broadcast Worship Network. The end-to-end video over IP solution combines a subscription to WEGENER’s SaaS (Software as a Service) network control with WEGENER iPump media players at each edge location.

Each Worship Network program is sent via IP to WEGENER iPump media players at affiliate locations. The programming is seamlessly output as a virtual broadcast based on a playlist. This technique significantly reduces distribution costs as repetitive content is distributed only once to affiliates. Additionally, content can be sent in advance, in bulk data transfers. The solution offers flexibility to develop new advertising and branding opportunities with insertion of multiple, independent, overlapping graphics and text crawls over the IP video.

The Worship Network exists to develop content for personal and corporate worship in order to help people worship God. This content will be primarily distributed via a 24/7 digital television platform and augmented through affiliate relations, IPTV platforms, and online streaming. Content is primarily developed on a proprietary basis as well as through our newly established national network of churches and in conjunction with other Christian products companies. Partnerships are being sought with like-minded ministry and family-value programmers in order to build a sustainable and quality 24-hour television network.