RE'EM, Israel, January 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a rapidly growing provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today that it has launched a new platform for the distribution of Spanish and Portuguese language content into European markets over the Hispasat 1D satellite. The Spanish-language version of Moscow-based news channel Russia Today (RT) is RRsat's first customer for distribution through this platform.
"The European Spanish and Portuguese audience in Europe is an important demographic and we are providing a platform in cooperation with the satellite operator HISPASAT for content providers to tap into this market," commented David Rivel, Founder and CEO of RRsat Global Communications Network. "We are already experiencing interest from potential customers as well as our existing customer base, and we believe we will experience growing demand for this particular service. The launch of this service is continued testimony that we remain attentive to our customer needs and intend to continue to build services to satisfy their distribution requirements."
"The HISPASAT Group is proud to cooperate with RRsat in this project," commented Miguel Angel Redondo Ugena, Commercial & Services Director of Hispasat. "HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite operator is already the seventh company in the world as regards income in its sector and is the leader in the broadcasting and distribution of contents in Spanish and Portuguese, with more than 1,100 radio and television channels, including the contents of important digital platforms of Direct to Home Television (DTH) and High Definition Television (HDTV), both in Europe and in America. The Group leads also 3D TV projects with which the company tries to bring this new three-dimensional system to our homes, researching the technical possibility of creating live audiovisual productions with this technology."
About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global, comprehensive, content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries. Through its proprietary "RRsat Global Network," composed of satellite and terrestrial fiber optic transmission capacity and the public Internet, RRsat is able to offer high-quality and flexible global distribution services for content providers. RRsat's comprehensive content management services include producing and playing out TV content as well as providing satellite newsgathering services (SNG). RRsat concurrently provide these services to more than 500 television and radio channels, covering more than 150 countries. Visit the company's website http://www.RRsat.com for more information.
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Information in this press release concerning Hispasat is based on information published by Hispasat and has not been independently verified by RRsat.
Company Contact Information: Gil Efron, CFO Tel: +972-8-861-0000 Email: investors@RRsat.com External Investor Relations Contacts: Ehud Helft / Kenny Green Tel: +1-646-201-9246
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