AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, Israel, March 19, 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 industry, announced today that it has been selected as the major global distributor for media coverage of the upcoming trip to Israel of U.S. President Mr. Barack Obama, to broadcasters around the world.
President Obama is scheduled to arrive in Israel on March 20 for a three-day trip, his first to the country since taking office in 2009. He will be accompanied by a large delegation of reporters from around the world who will provide detailed coverage of the trip. As the major distributor of coverage to broadcasters worldwide and the primary source for live updates, RRsat will uplink the content to satellites covering all continents, using its global network that includes its teleports in Israel and the U.S.
RRsat will distribute online video coverage of the President's visit to enable millions of viewers worldwide to follow the visit via internet and mobile devices. Video streaming service will be provided via RRsat's teleport at Emek Ha'ela, which will gather satellite signals transmitted by the company's Digital Service News Gathering (DSNG) vehicles for on-the-spot updates of the President's activities.
In addition, RRsat will distribute live reports from stand-up view positions in RRsat's state-of-the-art studio in the heart of Jerusalem. TV networks will be offered studio services, including editing and recording, and distribution services from the Jerusalem based "Media Press Center".
"RRsat is pleased to be chosen as the primary source for global HD distribution, over both satellite and the internet, of President Obama's high profile visit to Israel", commented Avi Cohen, RRsat Chief Executive Officer. "The jam-packed, three-day trip gives RRsat an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its cutting edge professional live event services and its outstanding ability to distribute live content around the globe at the highest broadcast quality. We welcome the opportunity to distribute coverage of this historic trip to viewers worldwide."
About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global, end-to-end, digital content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries, covering more than 150 countries. Through its RRsat Global Network, composed of satellite and terrestrial fiber optic capacity and the public Internet, RRsat provides high-quality and flexible global distribution services 24/7 to more than 630 channels reaching multiplatform operators, Internet TV and direct-to-home viewers worldwide and also offers occasional use services for sports, news and events with a fleet of flyaways and over 10 transportable digital satellite news gathering services (DSNG) vehicles. More than 130 television and radio channels use RRsat's advanced production and playout centers comprising comprehensive media asset management services. Visit the company's website http://www.rrsat.com
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