Network Innovations to Support CKUA with Gift-in-Kind Satellite Communications Equipment

Sponsorship agreement provides future proof replacement equipment for CKUA's transmitter sites. 

Calgary, Alberta, 9th January, 2024  — Network Innovations Inc. (Network Innovations or NI) and CKUA, an Alberta-based not-for-profit media organization have announced a gift-in-kind sponsorship agreement whereby Network Innovations will provide a variety of satellite communications equipment and installation services to CKUA.


CKUA has known for some time that the satellite it uses for its broadcast operations is at end-of-life, and that its satellite communications equipment would have to be replaced at all transmitter sites. The provisioning of Network Innovations’ equipment provides CKUA and its listeners with future proof satellite communications equipment for many, many years to come.

CKUA CEO, Marc Carnes, commented, “We are so very grateful for this gift-in-kind sponsorship agreement with Network Innovations. We are committed to providing our listeners with a reliable listening experience at all times; so, when we faced the challenge of needing to update our satellite communications equipment, we knew we had a big job, not to mention expense, on our hands to future proof our organization. Network Innovations has stepped up to make it happen by providing us this equipment, so we say bravo to Network Innovations!”

Andrew Burdall, President of Americas & Asia for Network Innovations, stated, “As a Calgary-based, international company, we are excited to partner with CKUA on the provisioning of satellite communications equipment. As an avid listener and contributor to the music scene, I am so happy we are able to provide this support.”

About CKUA

CKUA is a donor-supported broadcaster that inspires and connects through the power of music, arts, culture, and story. CKUA reaches listeners and donors through sixteen Alberta transmitters, online streaming, OnDemand, and a mobile app. Each year, CKUA’s on-air hosts curate varied and original programming, with particular attention to local, emerging, and independent artists. In Alberta and beyond, CKUA audiences hear their own melodies and the diversity of their experiences through non-commercial programming.       

About Network Innovations

Network Innovations is a global technology integrator that keeps people, places and things connected anywhere in the world with always-available communications and networking solutions. Its customers operate in industries including government and defense, public safety, oil and gas, media, mining, utilities, recreation, and maritime. Established in 1989, Network Innovations is headquartered in Calgary, Canada, and employs over 250 industry experts across five continents. For more information, please visit



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Andrew Burdall, President, Americas & Asia                                        
(403) 918-8416                                                                       

Ken Wilson, VP, Marketing 

(403) 835-6819


Marc Carnes, CEO

Karla Schell, Community Relations Director

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