The EBU has selected content management company RRsat to provide digital media content delivery services and be its main hub between Asia and Europe.
The EBU will deliver sports, news and special events via RRsat’s teleports to the EBU network, an alliance of public service media organisations, with members in 56 countries. The EBU Network operates Eurovision, a distribution and production company that provides entertainment, culture, music, live sport and news content, including the Eurovision Song Contest and the UEFA cup.
RRsat will establish bi-directional fibre connectivity between RRsat’s teleport in Israel and EBU Network’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and will provide all broadcast services for EBU Network to and from Asia. RRsat will also be responsible for EBU Networks’ occasional use of satellite to satellite transmissions and traffic monitoring utilising EBU capacity on three different satellites.
Paolo Pusterla, head of procurement, EBU Network said: “We have selected RRsat after carefully evaluating all their capabilities, including their teleport services, fiber network, master control room, engineering team and coordination/booking skills. Our recent visit to RRsat’s new state of the art teleport in Israel, established our confidence that we have a partner that can address our needs for the long term.”
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