Radio Network Distribution

The HUB @ NPRDS is a full distribution service that allows networks to send programming to stations without the need or expense of operating a local head end.  Enjoy all of the benefits of a fully staffed, 24/7 world-class Network Operations Center (NOC) without the costs, requirements, set-up, licenses, waiting periods and other necessities to distribute your programs.
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What is the HUB?

The HUB is a fully managed distribution service that allows networks to send programming to stations without the need or expense of operating a local head end. Just send your programming, we distribute your content and deliver to your network. It’s that easy! 

This service comes with access to a fully staffed, 24/7 world-class Network Operations Center (NOC) without the costs, requirements, set-up, licenses, waiting periods and other necessities to distribute your programs. It takes away the burden of maintaining your own uplink and provides a more efficient way to reach a large affiliate base with as many channels as you’d like.

MCPC

Multiple Channels Per Carrier (MCPC) is a delivery technology that places multiple channels on a single satellite carrier. Clients who have MCPC networks can specify bandwidth they need, providing more flexibility for their programs and channels. Stations and networks that use MCPC also save money by using just one carrier rather than multiple receivers.

MCPC can further enhance your network through the use of "store/forward" technology. "Store/forward" technology saves audio, video, or data files at the centralized uplink until they are needed for use at a later time. The stored information is then automatically forwarded to the appropriate broadcasting location (or MCPC receiver).

A diagram of how MCPC works

Audio Over IP

Get fast, high-quality audio feeds delivered using IP networks. Audio Over IP allows you to distribute programming over long distances and can operate in any location (worldwide). An IP-based operation will allow for greater flexibility and geographical freedom, benefiting both scalability and cost.