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



    DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 9 /CNW/ -- Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq:   WGNR), 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 (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 www.wegener.com.
    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. (Nasdaq:   LORL).
    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.




For further information:

For further information: Press, Robin Hoffman, Pipeline Communications, 
+1-973-746-6970, robinh@pipecomm.com, for Wegener Corporation; or Investor 
Relations, Troy Woodbury of WEGENER, +1-770-814-4000, or FAX +1-770-623-9648, 
info@wegener.com Web Site: http://www.wegener.com                 
http://www.telesat.com

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