RRsat to distribute KHL games

Media services provider RRsat has been selected  by Synterra Media, the largest Media Content Logistics  operator in Russia, to distribute live broadcasts of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) season games through April 2014.

Synterra Media was selected by KHL to distribute live KHL game broadcasts internationally and will continue its partnership with RRsat for the European distribution, which was initiated last year.

To support the HD transmissions from Synterra Media’s Moscow headquarters to RRsat’s Middle East facility, RRsat created a dedicated fibre connection comprising five parallel fiber lines. From its  facility, RRsat will distribute live content through a syndicated channel as well as ad hoc requests, to  European viewers via the RRsat capacity on Eutelsat E10A satellite. Transmissions will utilise HD video and DVB-S2 modulation.

“Synterra Media is pleased to choose RRsat as a distribution partner for the second year and to expand our relationship to include support for ad hoc requests,” said Valery Krylov, General Director of Synterra Media. “RRsat’s winning combination of state-of-the-art distribution solutions, around-the-clock technical support and excellent service enables KHL fans across Europe to experience exciting hockey matches seamlessly, in real time.”

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