AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, Israel, November 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of comprehensive digital content management and global content distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today that it was selected by European Broadcasting Union Network (EBU) 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 fiber 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, commented: "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." Paolo Pusterla, Head of Procurement, EBU Network commented: "We have selected RRsat after carefully evaluating all their capabilities, including their teleport services, fiber network, master control room (MCR), engineering team and coordination/booking skills. Our recent visit to RRsat's new state of the art teleport in Israel , established our confidence that we have a partner that can address our needs for the long term." About the European Broadcasting Union (EBU ) Network The EBU network is the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, serving 85 national media organizations in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. Its mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. It is the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise. The EBU operates Eurovision, the media industry's premier distributor and producer of top quality live sport and news, as well as entertainment, culture and music content. The Eurovision satellite and fibre network is the largest and most reliable in the world directly plugged in to public service media everywhere. Visit the website http://www.ebu.ch About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.