giovedì 12 novembre 2009

VT broadcasts Polskie Radio shortwave output

Support services company VT Group has secured a contract to broadcast 20
hours a day of analogue and digital output from the Polish public
broadcaster Polskie Radio using its network of European and global
transmission sites. VT will deliver the programming on shortwave to
listeners in Europe and Israel. Broadcasts by Polskie Radio's External
Service, Poland's international radio service, will be delivered in Polish,
English, German, Hebrew, Russian, Belorussian and Ukrainian. Programming,
originating in Warsaw, will be brought into VT's Media Management Centre in
London for scheduling and distribution to various transmission sites using
VT's Global Media Network - a combination of fibre connectivity and
satellite delivery. The majority of transmission will go out from VT's site
at Woofferton in Shropshire, supported by other sites including Rampisham
and Skelton, and partner sites in Dhabiyya in the United Arab Emirates and
at Moosbrun in Austria. Most of the programming will be analogue but there
is also provision for 1.5 hours a day of digital output using DRM digital
short wave. VT's John Prior, General Manager Broadcast and Security,
commented: " We are delighted to be appointed as Polskie Radio's exclusive
shortwave transmission partner supplementing their existing output by
satellite and Internet. The move demonstrates a continued commitment to
short wave from a major European broadcaster." The four-year contract with
Polskie Radio, which started in late October, is worth some £1.5 million and
means VT now has nearly 40 customers for its transmission services. Polskie
Radio's daily output will place it in the company's top ten broadcast
customers. (Media Network blog)