RRSAT TO LAUNCH NEW C-BAND MCPC PLATFORM WITH COMPLETE COVERAGE OF AFRICA
RRsat's new platform will offer cost-effective DVB-S2 capacity, based on
MEASAT's AFRICASAT-1a satellite to be launched in early 2013
Hawley, PA - November 13, 2012 - RRsat America - Global Communications Inc., a subsidiary of 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 has signed a contract with MEASAT Satellite Systems (MEASAT) to launch a new C-band MCPC platform on the AFRICASAT-1a satellite planned for launch in early 2013. The satellite will have coverage across Africa, the Middle East and Europe, enabling the new platform to offer full TV and radio coverage to the African continent.
Yaniv Lior, Senior Director of US Sales and Operations said: "In order to meet the increased needs of the fast growing African broadcast television market, we will launch a new C-band MCPC platform on AFRICASAT-1a, that is able to cost- effectively bring content from Europe, Asia and the Americas for C-band contribution and distribution to Africa. This platform will provide leading TV and radio channels the opportunity to reach new audiences across the continent, based on the RRsat Global Network."
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 satellite news gathering services (SNG) units. 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 www.rrsat.com
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