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NEXUS-IBA and Milano Ventures Ltd. partnership

NEXUS-IBA selects Milano Ventures as partner

NEXUS-IBA selects Milano Ventures Ltd as global service partner

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association (NEXUS-IBA, Milan, Italy) is a non-profit association founded in 1990. NEXUS-IBA provides its membership all necessary means for the effective dissemination of content on radio, TV, the Internet and any media in general. NEXUS-IBA reaches very country in the world. Radio and TV broadcasters from all-over the world make use of NEXUS-IBA’s Internet media streaming & distribution, radio, TV and satellite broadcasting services to reach audiences worldwide.

From Dublin, Ireland, Milano Ventures offers content media delivery services worldwide both to NEXUS-IBA’s members and commercial clients. Services offered by Milano Ventures include: international broadcasting, disaster recovery, professional email, software and application development, domain registration, web marketing & SEO, high reliability WorldDirector cloud hosting and related consulting services.

Get on the air on shortwave, satellite or streaming

Get on the air now!

Milano Ventures merges the competences and share the values of NEXUS-IBA in offering strategic consultancy and opportunities to international broadcasters, either secular and Christian, to reach any country in the world via International radio and satellite, and with the most advanced cloud technologies, including streaming and online media.

Be like the BBC (*), VOA, CNN, Radio France Internationale, The Deutsche Welle  (*), Al Jazeera or your favourite international broadcaster and cover the world with a single broadcast, at less than the cost of one market on FM or terrestrial TV at home.

(*) The BBC World Service and Deutsche Welle are among the many world international broadcasters hosted on our station in Milan, Italy. As a NEXUS-IBA member, they broadcasted live headline news and information to the English speaking community in Milan.

Africa and Asia satellite coverage

Africa and Asia satellite coverage

NEXUS-IBA and Milano Ventures help you reaching any world corner, using the most powerful station in the world, with more than 40 Million Watts (up to 43 MW ERP) on Shortwave radio, or via satellite and Internet streaming.

Secular and Christian broadcasting

Secular and religious broadcasting

 

Milano Ventures and NEXUS-IBA do not discriminate against race, sex, language, or political or religious beliefs. We promote pluralism of information, with particular attention to minorities, and above all ethnic, cultural, political, and religious minorities.

Over IPAR (International Public Acces Radio) we promote news and feature programs in English and any other language that deals with sensitive issues such as freedom of speech or are targeted to regions where freedom of speech is at stake, the Internet may be blocked, and mass communication media censored.

Over European Gospel Radio we promote Christian and religious programs aimed at worldwide evangelism, hosting any preacher, Minister, Church, missionary religious organisation or anyone who has something to say to “preach to the world”.

Over our mainstream streaming channels or via client’s dedicated audio (radio) and video (TV) channels we offer a 24/7 presence accessible anywhere in the world. We use our WorldDirector cloud, not necessarily controlled by any of the major cloud providers or Governments, running on an independent Content Delivery Network (CDN) with Point of Access servers spread across the entire world.

We think that our offer is a unique opportunity to any broadcaster or program producer to reach any country in the world, without barriers, using Shortwave radio, Satellite, AM or Medium Wave radio and internet streaming, in any possible combination.

Our audience is your audience

Program producerInternational broadcasting is a lot like advertising: everybody agrees that it works, but it is difficult to quantify. The world’s largest broadcasting organisations have been deeply involved in audience research costing vast sums of money.

Even the largest International broadcasters on cannot accurately estimate the size of their audience to any program they air, to the same or even a comparable level of accuracy than any FM or TV station can do for any particular market.

Since 1979, NEXUS-IBA has been working with several Radio Ministries, the BBC, the United Nations, UNESCO and other major International broadcasters and media, and with those involved in audience and International media research. Only the largest organisations like the BBC or Voice of America can afford the cost of conducting some audience research on Shortwave.

Some empirical data exists on the number of Shortwave receivers in each country, that lead to a potential audience of more than ten million in Europe and about the same in N Africa and the Middle East. These are regions that we can cover with a Grade-A signal using a 50 to 150 kW service on Shortwave. Most of the time we know that people are listening, because we monitor our signal quality continuously in several countries, and because listeners write us and to our members or program producers.

Graham Mytton, former Head of Audience Research of the BBC, stated:

People will go through the trouble of listening to shortwave, even when reception is difficult, if it provides something that they otherwise cannot get.

Our experience, in fact, is that – if your program has an impact, and is not available on local FM/AM – then people will tune into your program to listen to it. Someone calls it word-of-mouth propagation, and for this reason and our long-standing experience we are well known among Shortwave listeners worldwide for our high-quality radio relay services, at non-profit cost.

Most of our broadcasters and program producers do tremendous work to advertise their broadcasts among their churches or community members overseas. Once they know that we provide an excellent signal in the target area, then they tune and may call other people to listen to, in a snow-balling effect. This is something you have to consider doing when you start airing, i.e. using your existing contacts to spread the news about time, frequency and area that we cover. We can provide help to people tuning in, and we usually forward letters or email addressed at the station that mentions your program, but we cannot often go as far as keeping you connected with the audience of your program. You should consider this as part of your mission as a Shortwave Broadcaster!

For all the talk of satellite radio and TV, Shortwave radio remains the most cost-effective electronic mass medium that can span enormous distances instantly and penetrate into every home in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. Also, Shortwave radio is portable and is a companion wherever one goes. It is indeed the world’s most mobile electronic mass medium. Modern Shortwave receivers are ultra-compact, inexpensive, and very easy to use.

On Satellite, we can distribute your radio and TV signal via satellites around the world.

Where Internet is available, beyond the digital divide, we also complement our services with simultaneous audio (radio) streaming.

Build your own radio station

Build your own radio or TV station

Milano Ventures and NEXUS will create your audio channels or your streaming radio station from scratch, including a visual player to be hosted on your website. Your streaming radio station can be based on your content, music, news, live events. We can also help locating and integrating news, information and additional material to create a loyal audience. Typical applications include in-store radio, Church or Christian radio, group or interest-based radio, news radio services, music, political, foreign or vernacular language service.

Marketing, SEO and lead generation

marketing, SEO and lead generation fro your company or organisation

Milano Ventures and NEXUS also help your organisation to create a modern communication strategy, i.e. creating real opportunities to make an impact with innovative services, such as marketing automation, fundraising, lead generation, on-demand marketing, online presence and social media management. NEXUS-IBA and Milano Ventures help secular and Christian organisations to increase fund-raising opportunities and to fund their mission and outreaching Ministries.

Continuous innovation and research in new technologies

Innovation in new technologies

With the help of Milano Ventures, the NEXUS association strengthens its position as Innovator and Technology Mediator or facilitator. We enable NEXUS-IBA’s members worldwide, as well as end-users, to make full use of innovation and the recent developments of technology in media, including broadcasting, social media and the Internet.

Our volunteers

our volunteers

People volunteering for NEXUS-IBA are professionals, teachers, university professors and researchers, journalists, students and engineers, most of them devoting their spare time and resources as a public service to the global community. On June 15, 1995, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association was officially approved for association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations, and for more than 20 years has been actively working in promoting the work and activities of both UN and UNESCO. Researchers at NEXUS-IBA created the first load-balanced cloud and Content Delivery Network (CDN) called WorldDirector, later used by Milano Ventures and their clients in Europe and USA.

Innovation in the Cloud

Innovaton in the cloud and internet

Most of Internet and cloud-related services and applications are delivered to end users, fast and reliably over the WorldDirector platform, including streaming audio and video services on behalf of our stations and members.

About the NEXUS term

NEXUS-IBA team: the cultural radio link

The NEXUS term was chosen because this Latin word says it all: a link or point of connection, using international media, radio, TV and cloud services to link content providers with their audiences. But NEXUS also stands for more than just a physical connection using a variety of technologies. It also means World communication and promoting freedom of speech around the world. When an individual or an organisation becomes part of NEXUS-IBA, they are part of a dynamic, highly professional and creative team devoted to utilising the latest technologies to deliver their content at the lowest possible cost.

Milano Ventures, Dublin, Ireland

 

 

 

Milano Ventures (Dublin, Ireland) is proud to be selected NEXUS-IBA’s partner to service their membership and commercial clients, service and and maintain their cloud and broadcasting infrastructure across all continents.

NEXUS-IBA DEMOS project

NEXUS-IBA awarded large contract under the European Union's 5th Framework Program (DEMOS)

NEXUS-IBA awarded large contract under the European Union’s 5th Framework Program (Information Society Technologies, Key Action I.4.2, ‚On-line Support to Democratic Processes‘).

Milano, Italy, Sept. 1, 2000 —:  NEXUS-IBA has been awarded a large contract for the development of DEMOS (Delphi Mediation Online System), a web-based platform whose primary objective is to enable fruitful and constructive debate between citizens and politicians with the intention of facilitating and encouraging “online-democracy”. DEMOS is an international Research & Development project funded by the European Commission (IST-1999-20530). Partners in the DEMOS project come from a broad range of institutions and companies, all sharing a mutual interest in counteracting against the apparent disenchantment with politics, which has become a challenge for democracy.

NEXUS-IBA’s interest in DEMOS is also related to its use in large opinion polls and qualitative analysis in general, and we will be testing other possible uses in the following areas: consumer surveys, focus groups, media analysis, consulting, advertising research, market research for products and brands, customer satisfaction research, media research, and public opinion including political and corporate image surveys.

DEMOS may in several cases reduce significantly the cost of running any medium-large scale survey on a rather large group of population. The DEMOS software and methodology itself, in fact, will be able to reach very high-quality results due to the continuous refinement of results.

For more information also visit the DEMOS project web site at: http://www.demos-project.org/

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a non-profit association founded in 1988. Our aims are to provide all necessary means at our disposal for the dissemination of content on radio and the Internet. 

Today the association is re-focusing as a technology mediator or facilitator, to enable end-users to make full use of the recent developments of technology, media and the Internet. To fulfill its aims NEXUS-IBA also offers several services as an International Internet Service Provider, and is involved in  training programs aimed to teachers and parents on the role of emerging technologies. People working for NEXUS-IBA are professionals, teachers, professors, journalists, students and engineers devoting their spare time and resources as a public service to the global community. 

On June 15, 1995, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association was officially approved for association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. 

NEXUS-IBA created and maintains a Content Delivery Network (CDN) in Europe and the USA created with an internally developed technology called “WorldDirector”, where several Internet related services and applications are delivered to end users, including streaming audio and video. 

In 2001 NEXUS-IBA created a commercial spin-off (WORNEX International S.r.l., http://www.wornex.com) that is currently marketing the WorldDirector technology and services worldwide.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39-02-2666971
email: info@nexus.org

NEXUS-IBA and WRMI free airtime in Dec. 1996

NEXUS-IBA and Radio Miami International WRMI press release

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association and WRMI (Radio Miami International) to offer free airtime during December 1996

Miami, Florida and Milano, Italy – 10 October, 1996 : Shortwave stations WRMI in Miami, Florida and IRRS in Milan, Italy will be offering free airtime during the month of December, 1996 to producers of cultural and educational radio programming.The two stations launched an initiative called “International Public Access Radio” (IPAR) in May of this year, offering airtime at a rate of US$1.00 per minute to cultural and educational programs in an effort to give these types of organizations more access to the international airwaves.

During December, 1996, IRRS-Shortwave and WRMI will be offering airtime to new IPAR clients completely free of charge. Those programmers who wish to continue after the free trial period will be able to do so at the special IPAR rate of US$1.00 per minute on each station.

“Governments and large religious organizations have long had access to high-powered international shortwave stations to spread their messages around the world,” said WRMI General Manager Jeff White in announcing the December promotion. “What we want to do — since we are both privately-owned stations — is give that same access to smaller, independent groups and organizations which may not have big budgets, but they may still have an important message they want to tell the world.”

WRMI (Radio Miami International) transmits to the Americas on 9,955 kHz, and IRRS-Shortwave broadcasts to Europe and North Africa on three different frequencies in the 41 and 75 meter bands shortwave, depending on the time of day.

Persons or organizations who would like to take advantage of the International Public Access Radio free airtime offer during the month of December 1996 on either or both stations may contact them via E-mail at : IPAR@nexus.org or as follows:

In Europe :
NEXUS-Int’l Broadcasting Association,
Telephone : +39-02-266-6971
E-mail : info@nexus.org

Home

In the Americas :
Radio Miami International,
P.O. Box 526852,
Miami, Florida 33152,
USA.
Fax +1-305-267-9253
Telephone +1-305-267-1728
E-mail : 71163.1735@compuserve.com

NEXUS-IBA and WRMI promote access to small radio program producers

NEXUS-IBA and WRMI on International Public Access Radio

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association and WRMI (Radio Miami International) signed today an agreement to provide small cultural radio program producers access to radio audiences in the Americas, Europe and North Africa, and encourage listener-supported international radio

Milano, Italy – 26 April, 1996 : Representatives of Radio Miami International and NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association met in Milano, Italy, today to sign an agreement that will favour “international public access radio” on Shortwave.

The two organizations agreed to join forces to create a system of “international public access radio” whereby small producers of cultural radio programs can have the same access to international airwaves that large governments, political and religious organizations already have. Presently, most international Shortwave radio stations are owned by governments and large religious organizations who generally do not support the concept of private or individual radio broadcasting, and do not allow such organizations to purchase airtime on their facilities.

In the United States, the concept of “public access” broadcasting has existed for quite some time. Small independent program producers may broadcast their material on different stations at little or no cost, but this has generally been limited to local cable television stations. However, the concept has never been taken to the level of a national or international radio station, and nothing on this scale has ever existed in Europe.

Representatives of the two organizations stated that this new concept should be attractive to clubs, cultural associations, free radio producers and even individuals in many countries who have a message for the world. For the first time, these types of small program producers will have access to the same wide-reaching media used by the most influential governmental and religious broadcasters around the world.

Shortwave radio has been used for six decades by mostly governments to broadcast political messages. Despite the advent of satellites, cable and Internet, Shortwave radio continues to maintain a large and faithful audience around the world as new, compact, sophisticated receivers have come onto the marketplace at prices everyone can afford. For just the cost of a small portable receiver, listeners can get first-hand information on world events, lifestyles in different countries, as well as music and entertainment from almost anyplace on earth. And unlike some of the newer technologies, there are no subscription fees, encoded programs and bulky equipment to deal with.

NEXUS-IBA is a non profit organization which operates IRRS-Shortwave, a radio station in Milan, Italy, covering all of Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa on Shortwave. Radio Miami International operates station WRMI in Miami, Florida, which reaches North and South America and the Caribbean. By means of this new joint venture, virtually anyone can afford to have a program on international airwaves at a cost of only one U.S. dollar per minute. At this cost, small cultural program producers will be entitled to the use of both stations, thus reaching a potential audience of millions of listeners.

Producers who wish to obtain more information about the new international public access radio provided jointly by NEXUS-IBA and WRMI may contact via E-mail at : IPAR@nexus.org or:

In Europe :
NEXUS-Int’l Broadcasting Association,
Fax : +39-02-706-38151
Telephone : +39-02-266-6971
E-mail : info@nexus.org

Home

In the Americas :
Radio Miami International,
P.O. Box 526852,
Miami, Florida 33152, USA.
Fax +1-305-267-9253
Telephone +1-305-267-1728
E-mail : 71163.1735@compuserve.com

SWR Switzerland on IRRS-Shortwave

Free radio programmers' association "SWR Switzerland" start airing via IRRS-Shortwave every Saturday afternoon

Milano, Italy — 5 February, 1994: Short Wave Radio Switzerland (SWR) inaugurated today at 13 hrs Central European Time (12 UTC) their first relay broadcast via IRRS-Shortwave, featuring a one hour International Music Radio’s (IMR) – Voice of Basel transmission.

SWR plans to continue their transmissions during 1994 with two one- hour transmissions at 13 CET every month (repeated every second and fourth Saturday at the same time). SWR broadcasts will feature more of free radio programs reviously heard only through pirate radio stations throughout the world. Short Wave Radio Switzerland is a non profit association founded in 1993 by enthusiastic Shortwave DX-ers, whose basic aim is to encourage free radio programming on Shortwave, and help small radio programmers to air through official, high power, legal stations.

Welcoming the new member SWR-Switzerland, the president of NEXUS-IBA stated: “We are aware that not all of these programs are strictly professional programs like most of those relayed by IRRS-Shortwave, but we will try the best we can to help the most valuable producers to emerge, and, if possible, even try to get proper financing and sponsorship for them to continue. We have received clear indications also from our own listeners that an audience exists also for such productions, and we have missed the appointment until now, as every other major international broadcaster. NEXUS-IBA’s charter contains explicit indications on how to offer our services to special value and minority programmers: we want to continue to be a real international community radio, which maintains a very tight and personal relation with all European listeners, and this is a splendid opportunity for us to fulfill our aims.”

NEXUS-IBA has offered SWR Switzerland their lowest rates and a dedicated segment as an encouragement to so called underground free radio or pirate radio productions to emerge by means of a legal and powerful media. In relaying these programs, NEXUS-IBA does not directly or indirectly endorse the principle or right of free-radio producers to air via unregulated, unlicensed media (pirate radio), but, on the contrary, intends to offer IRRS-Shortwave as a legal media and an excellent arena to be heard and judged for the value of their productions. Professional consulting will also be available to free radio producers as to all NEXUS-IBA program producers to help them improving the quality of their programs.

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a strictly non-profit association founded under Italian Law that operates IRRS-Shortwave to Europe and IRRS-Globe Radio Milan on FM. NEXUS-IBA, which is designated as an independent “Community Broadcaster”, according to the Italian Broadcasting Law of 1991, makes available broadcast time at cost to members of the Association, with no commercial advertising on the air and, currently, with no corporate underwriting.

For a direct impression of the NEXUS-IBA / IRRS-Shortwave operation, you may tune in Europe to the Shortwave frequency 7,125 kHz (41 metre band) daily from 07:00 to 22:00 Central European Time (CET). In Milano, Italy, NEXUS-IBA is on the air on 88.85 MHz FM with programming in the English language.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39-02-266 69 71
fax: +39-02-706 38 151
email: info@nexus.org

or:

SWR-Switzerland,
PO Box 35,
CH-6027 Romerswil, Switzerland.

UN Radio news on ex-Yugoslavia

United Nations radio via IRRS-Shortwave

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association adds more United Nations Radio news on the current situation in the ex- Yugoslavia

Milano, Italy – 18 June, 1993: The latest news from the United Nations on the current situation in the ex-Yugoslavia are being heard now every week on IRRS-Shortwave from Milano, Italy, on 7,125 kHz (41 meter band, Shortwave), with comprehensive coverage of the entire European Continent, North Africa, Middle East, and reception extended to the farthest regions of the world during the 02:00-03:00 UTC transmission.

Additionally, from 14 June to 25 June, 1993, IRRS-Shortwave will also provide daily UN Radio coverage of the meetings of the World Conference on Human Rights, in Vienna, Austria, with reports in English, French and Russian.

Other regular United Nations Radio programmes may be heard via IRRS- Shortwave from Milano daily in English from 09:30 Central European Time, and every Sunday in English, French, Spanish and Russian at various times, including the latest news on major developments at the UN Headquarters, and in other regions of the wprld (e.g. Somalia).

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a strictly non-profit association founded under Italian Law which operates IRRS-Shortwave to Europe and IRRS-Globe Radio Milan on FM. NEXUS-IBA, which is designated as an independent “Community Broadcaster”, according to the Italian Broadcasting Law of 1991, makes available broadcast time at cost to members of the Association, with no commercial advertising on the air and, currently, with no corporate underwriting. United Nations Radio is one of the members of NEXUS- International Broadcasting Association. In addition to the UN, membership also includes to date UNESCO, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Deutsche Welle, Pan American Broadcasting Company, and a number of private individuals.

For a direct impression of the NEXUS-IBA / IRRS-Shortwave operation, you may tune in Europe to the Shortwave frequency 7,125 kHz (41 metre band) daily from 02-03 UTC, 07:00 to 10:00 Central European Time (CET), and from 18:00 to 22:00 CET; (07:00 to 23:30 CET on Sat and Sun). In Milano, Italy, NEXUS-IBA is on the air on 88.85 MHz FM with programming in the English language from the BBC and Deutsche Welle (*).

(*) Deutsche Welle is no more a member of NEXUS-IBA as of Jan. 1, 1994.

Special Reports on Yugoslavia:

Weekly UN RADIO reports via IRRS-Shortwave to Europe on 7,125 kHz Shortwave

Day UTC (summer) Central European Time

Saturday: 17:00, 19:15 19:00, 21:15
Sunday: 06:00, 08:00, 16:00 08:00, 10:00, 18:00
17:00, 19:00, 20:00 19:00, 21:00, 22:00
Monday: 04:00 02:00 (to Americas & E Europe)
07:30, 12:30 09:30, 14:30

World Conference on Human Rights, June 14-25 in Vienna:
Daily UN RADIO news via IRRS-Shortwave to Europe on 7,125 kHz Shortwave

Day UTC (summer) Central European Time

Daily: 02:00 04:00 (Russian)
02:30 04:30 (English, French)
05:00 07:00 (French, English)
06:00 08:00 (English, French)
07:00 09:00 (Russian, English, French)
17:00 19:00 (English, French)

UN Radio news coverage of the activities of the organization may be heard in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and in the Americas with first hand reports from UN Headquarters in New York,via IRRS-Shortwave from Milano, Italy, on 7,125 kHz (41 meter band, Shortwave).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39-02 2666971
email: info@nexus.org