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RRsat Signs Contract With Russia Today For Global Distribution Of RT HD Channels

AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, Israel, September 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today that it has signed a contract with RT for the distribution of Russia Today English HD ("RT"), Russia Today Spanish ("RT") and Russia Today Documentary HD ("RTDoc") channels to the USA, Latin America and Asia. The service started on August 1 st, 2012, and will expand the global distribution of the channels.

Using the extensive RRsat Global Network, the channels will be delivered by fiber to the RRsat Teleports, and from there uplinked to 3 major satellites, bringing the channels to millions of households through Cable Headends.

The prestigious RT America HD channel; RTDoc HD, the youngest RT channel broadcasting in-house produced documentaries, as well as the award winning Spanish version of the RT HD channel, will be distributed to the USA via Galaxy 23 satellite.

The RT Spanish HD channel will also be distributed via Intelsat 9 to Latin America, and both RT News HD and RTDoc HD channels will be distributed via MESAT 3A satellite to Asia.

 " Russia Today is a highly valued, long term customer of our company. We have been serving RT for many years, and we are very proud they have chosen us again for expanding their global distribution " , Lior Rival, VP Sales and Marketing of RRsat stated.  " This agreement emphasizes the added value RRsat ' s customers gain from our end-to end solutions, from broadcasting through distribution, offering our customers to reach new countries, regions and continents. "

" We are excited to partner up with RRSAT so that RT ' s programs can continue to expand its reach around the world. RT ' s fast growth over the last several years demonstrates just how much appetite there is for a news channel like ours, which can provide an alternative to the mainstream media, " said RT's editor in chief Margarita Simonyan.

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