The country’s FM spectrum is congested, and attempts to free up some of the spectrum for new players is proving difficult
DPG Media Belgium has put OmniPlayer to use at QMusic. The media company has installed production and playout system at several of its online and DAB+ channels since June 2019. This summer, its alternative station Willy also switched to OmniPlayer. The group’s other station Joe will do so in December.
OmniPlayer is a product of Dutch firm M&I Broadcast Services. Stations use the software to create, manage, edit, playout and broadcast their content, news and music. The firm says OmniPlayer services are expanding to radio stations all across Europe, with stations in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium joining this year.
“Our cooperation with M&I Broadcast Services has been smooth throughout the entire process,” said Jonas Delnoy, radio tech lead at DPG Media. “They know their product and take ownership very seriously. The M&I engineers feel like an extension to our own team, as communication is very transparent,” he said.
“We have already migrated stations Willy and QMusic from Dalet Galaxy to our system and the next station, Joe, will go ‘on air’ with OmniPlayer next month,” said Francis Hooijen, sales engineer at M&I Broadcast Services. “The cooperation with DPG Media has been great and the transition for the DJ’s has gone smoothly. With both DPG Media and RTL Belgium, we now have two major media companies using the OmniPlayer software in Belgium.”