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TMCNet:  EBU chooses RRsat as main hub between continents

[November 13, 2012]

EBU chooses RRsat as main hub between continents

Nov 13, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) said it was selected by European Broadcasting Union Network to provide digital media content delivery services and be their main hub between Asia and Europe for the coming years.

Sports, news and special events, broadcast in both standard and high definition, will be delivered through RRsat's teleports for the EBU Network.

The EBU Network is a world leading alliance of public service media organizations, with members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. The EBU Network operates Eurovision, the media industry's premier distributor and producer of entertainment, culture and music content as well as top quality live sport and news events such as the Eurovision Song Contest, the UEFA cup, national elections and other major European events.

RRsat will establish bi-directional fibre connectivity between RRsat's teleport in Israel and EBU Network's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and will provide all broadcast services for EBU Network to and from Asia. Furthermore, RRsat will be responsible for EBU Networks' occasional use of satellite to satellite transmissions and traffic monitoring utilizing EBU capacity on three different satellites.

Avi Cohen, RRsat's chief executive officer, said: "We are honored to have been selected by EBU Network as the main partner for their Asia-Europe digital media content management and distribution. Over the past couple of years, we have invested in our infrastructure in order to provide broadcasting services for sports and other special events (OU services) and this selection is an important recognition of RRsat's consistent high level of service. It positions RRsat among the leading OU service providers around the globe." RRsat Global Communications provides global, end-to-end, content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries, covering more than 150 countries. Visit the company's website http://www.rrsat.com Comments on this story may be sent to tww.feedback@m2.com

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