TSI oversees and manages a broad array of technical functions and agency infrastructure, including IT support. TSI distributes BBG networks’ content in the most effective and efficient way to audiences in more than 100 countries. In addition to traditional radio and television transmissions, TSI maintains, operates and supports multiple delivery platforms including a satellite network, Internet capability and mobile devices.
In 2014 TSI installed a new FM transmitter for Radio Sawa broadcasts in Nouakchott, Mauritania; upgraded the FM signal in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; and replaced the FM transmitter in Ajloun, Jordan. In addition, TSI, in collaboration with VOA, launched two automated program streams using an advanced music software scheduling system: a 24/7 mobile feed in Hausa for VOA’s Dandalin program, and a 24/7 English FM feed for audiences in South Sudan. TSI engineers also completed a project to restore and upgrade 14 VOA FM affiliates in Haiti.
A combination of repairs, upgrades and new transmission techniques have produced exceptional operating results at transmitting stations.