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WEGENER Provides Telesat with Programming Solution to Support Multiple Time Zones and Languages
Jan 09, 2008 (08:01 AM EST)


DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wegener Corporation , a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today 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.

ABOUT WEGENER

WEGENER (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation www.wegener.com , 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 .

COMPEL, MEDIAPLAN, ENVOY, UNITY, and iPUMP are trademarks of WEGENER. All Rights Reserved.

ABOUT TELESAT ( www.telesat.com )

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat is the fourth largest fixed satellite services operator. The company provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Telesat has a global state-of-the-art fleet of 12 satellites and three additional satellites under construction, and manages the operations of 13 additional satellites for third parties. Telesat is privately held. Its principal shareholders are Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. .

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and the Company intends that such forward- looking statements are subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Forward- looking statements may be identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "projects," "plans," "anticipates," and similar expressions, and include, for example, statements relating to expectations regarding future sales, income and cash flows. Forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: customer acceptance and effectiveness of recently introduced products, development of additional business for the Company's digital video and audio transmission product lines, effectiveness of the sales organization, the successful development and introduction of new products in the future, delays in the conversion by private and broadcast networks to next generation digital broadcast equipment, acceptance by various networks of standards for digital broadcasting, the Company's liquidity position and capital resources, general market conditions which may not improve during fiscal year 2008 and beyond, and success of the Company's research and development efforts aimed at developing new products. Discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties are provided in detail in the Company's periodic filings with the SEC, including the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Press, Robin Hoffman, Pipeline Communications, +1-973-746-6970, robinh@pipecomm.com, for Wegener Corporation; or Investor Relations, TroyWoodbury of WEGENER, +1-770-814-4000, or FAX +1-770-623-9648,

Web site: http://www.wegener.com/ http://www.telesat.com/