AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, Israel, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of comprehensive digital content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with SIS LIVE to provide international sports distribution solutions for the Asian market, including uplink and downlink services, satellite-to-satellite turnaround and fiber-to-satellite transmissions as well as other services. SIS LIVE, a world leader in the broadcast industry, owns and operates a wide portfolio of services including the largest fleet of outside broadcast and uplink vehicles in Europe.
RRsat was chosen by SIS LIVE as its partner for providing services for the European Tour Productions golf coverage. RRsat will provide SIS LIVE solutions for distributing live golf events to and from Asia.
This engagement with SIS LIVE establishes a longstanding mutual cooperation which includes a custom fiber link created by RRsat and SIS LIVE to allow the latter to transfer content directly from its UK teleport to the RRsat Emek Ha'Ela teleport for uplink and distribution to premium cable headends in the Asian market. SIS LIVE is also RRsat's preferred supplier for European teleport and turnaround services to RRsat's extensive customer base."We are pleased to extend our close and successful working relationship with RRsat by utilizing their excellent solutions to ensure high quality live broadcasts of international golf coverage to viewers across Asia," said David Meynell, Managing Director of SIS LIVE. "RRsat complements SIS LIVE's extensive offerings by providing value-added services and robust access to a global satellite and fiber network. This partnership will enable us to provide enhanced services to our customers." "RRsat is proud to partner with SIS LIVE, one of the world's leading companies in the television broadcasting industry .Together, we work to simplify event coverage and delivery from any site to any destination at highest broadcast quality via our downlink, turnaround and uplink services, as well as via the RRsat fiber network," said Avi Cohen, CEO, RRsat Global Communications Network. "In addition, RRsat is glad to partner with a high profile and well-respected broadcasting company for Europe and the Americas. We look forward to supporting SIS LIVE's ongoing success by continuing to provide them with cutting edge global distribution solutions." About SIS LIVE