Pico Digital Signs Deal to Upgrade BBC World Service's Radio Distribution Platform

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BBC will deploy Pico Digital’s X-Digital radio platform and XDS-PRO receivers across its worldwide radio network

The BBC World Service, the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting news, speech and discussions in 28 languages to many parts of the world, today announced that it has selected the X-Digital radio platform from Pico Digital, Inc., for its next generation radio distribution network, including the XNMS network and content management system and the XDS-PROQ line of satellite receivers.

This year the BBC will deploy the X-Digital radio distribution platform to all five continental regions that the BBC supports. The X-Digital platform was carefully evaluated among various known brands and was selected because of its richness of advanced integrated features, reliability, and cost.

The XNMS network and content management system, along with the XDS-PROQ receiver’s advanced features allow dynamic scheduling for localization of programs and pre-recorded content, store-forward file distribution, time-shifting, and other advanced features to distribute content over satellite and the internet.

"We are pleased with BBC's selection, and we look forward to taking the BBC’s radio distribution system to the forefront of the industry," said Jose Rivero, VP Network Technology. "The X-Digital platform provides the BBC with an unrivaled level of fully-integrated advanced features that will enable them to provide new services for their partners."

About BBC World Service

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, delivering a wide range of language and regional services on radio, TV, online and via wireless handheld devices. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 180 million globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, digital satellite and cable channels. Its news sites include audio and video content and offer opportunities to join the global debate. BBC World Service offers its multilingual radio content to partner FM stations around the world and has numerous partnerships supplying content to news websites, mobile phones and other wireless handheld devices as well as TV channels. For more information, visit bbcworldservice.com.

About Pico Digital

Pico Digital is an international media technology company serving radio and television broadcast, content providers, hospitality and commercial markets in more than 30 countries. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the company is privately held and dedicated to developing best-in-class media aware products, systems, and services. Additional information about Pico Digital Inc. is available at http://www.picodigital.com.

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