Sardinia, Italy (May 3, 2016)—Radio Iglesias on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia recently launched its ambitious new Visual Radio DTV music channel with assistance from Funky Junk and Linear Acoustic.
Director and co-founder of Radio Iglesias, Gianfranco Secci, was already familiar with Omnia products for his FM signals and web stations. Founded in 1975 as one of the first private FM licenses in the Italian market, Radio Iglesias has since expanded to include four FM stations, streaming and satellite delivery and now a music television channel. “We love Omnia processors and the Omnia sound,” he said. “In fact, many years ago, we bought one of the very first Cutting Edge Unity 2000 units for our FM signal, then upgraded over time to Omnia 6, Omnia.9 and Omnia.11 processors.”
Radio Iglesias initially used the digital output of the Omnia 6 for Visual Radio, but wanted a processor designed specifically for DTV service to be more competitive with other television music channels. After seeing and hearing the AERO.10 at IBC, Secci said, “I want to be the first in Italy with one, and I want to be the first in Europe with one.” Linear Acoustic dealer Funky Junk supplied Radio Iglesias with an AERO.10.
The AERO.10 was inserted directly into the SDI signal path between the playout server and the DVB encoder for the Visual Radio service. The user interface was already familiar to Secci, since AERO.10 shares the same NfRemote software used by Omnia.9.