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Fox Cable Networks To Distribute New Channel With Wegener Equipment

(July 10, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-7-10--Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced that the Big Ten Network (BTN) will use WEGENER satellite receive equipment to make available programming of the Big Ten Network to BTNs affiliates.  The Big Ten Network is a new national cable/satellite programming service dedicated to covering both the athletic and academic content of the Big Ten Conference. 

The network will be available to all North American cable and satellite carriers and television distributors, with most programs offered in high-definition television (HDTV). The network is scheduled to launch during August, 2007.

WEGENERs linear video distribution solution includes the Unity® 4600 satellite receivers, COMPEL® network control system and COMPEL encryption.  The Unity 4600 receiver is a professional-grade device that provides digital reception of SD and HD television signals.  COMPEL Control® will provide the Big Ten Network with the ability to support multiple live sporting events, regionalize commercial insertions and remotely re-tune WEGENER receivers.  

?We are excited to continue to support Fox Cable Networks through the Big Ten Network launch, stated Ned L. Mountain, President and COO of WEGENER. ?Our field proven solution for linear HD programming will ensure a smooth North American launch.


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

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


Launching this August, the Big Ten Network is dedicated to covering the Big Ten Conference and its 11 member institutions. The Big Ten Network will provide unprecedented access to an extensive schedule of conference sports events and shows; original programs in academics, the arts and sciences; campus activities; and associated personalities. Sports programming will include live coverage of more major men's and women's events than ever before, along with news, highlights and analysis, all complemented by hours of university-produced campus programming. The network is available to all cable and satellite carriers and television distributors nationwide, with most programs offered in stunning high-definition television (HDTV). The Big Ten Network is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks.

For more information regarding the Big Ten Network, visit



The Big Ten Conference is an association of 11 world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes' lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Big Ten universities provide in excess of $94 million in athletic scholarship aid to more than 8,400 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. For more information, visit

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