RRsat's Shlomi Izkovitz Named 2010 Promise Award Recepient by the Society of Satellite Professionals International

Oct 01, 2010, 08:58 ET from RRSat Global Communications Network Ltd

HAWLEY, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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, has announced that Shlomi Izkovitz, was awarded the 2010 Promise Award by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI).

The Promise Awards recognize the potential of young satellite professionals to play a leadership role in the industry. This is the awards fifth year and will be presented at a special dinner during Satellite Week in New York City.

Shlomi Izkovitz is currently Deputy Vice President of Sales. He has initiated, structured and expanded innovative cooperative business ventures with numerous satellite operators and teleports worldwide and expanded RRsat's presence in new and challenging markets. He was also instrumental in establishing new satellite relay stations in Europe that expanded RRsat's Global Network and has enabled the company to deliver more content, to more locations worldwide than almost any global delivery network.

"Each year we get the pleasure of honoring four professionals who are making a significant difference within their companies and the industry as a whole. The 2010 honorees have distinguished themselves as the next generation of leaders in satellite communications and the industries it serves," said Robert Bell, SSPI Executive Director.

"Shlomi's energetic, insightful, open-minded, and excellent listening skills have always been clear within RRsat," said Lior Rival, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of RRsat. "I can think of no one more deserving of such an award; we are extremely proud of his accomplishments."

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 550 television and radio channels, covering more than 150 countries. Visit the company's website http://www.RRsat.com for more information.

About SSPI

The Society of Satellite Professionals International is a nonprofit member-benefit society that serves satellite professionals throughout their working lives. With chapters in the Americas, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, SSPI works to attract new talent to the industry, helps satellite professionals advance in their careers, works to increase the professional standing of members and honors extraordinary achievement by satellite professionals and the companies they work for.

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