RR Media

SES revenues boosted by RR Media acquisition and HDTV migration

Satellite operator SES’s video revenues for 2016 were boosted by the acquisition of RR Media and its merger with SES Platform Services to create MX1 last year, along , with reported video segment sales growing 4.7% to reach €1.399 billion. The number of HD channels delivered by SES grew by 7.2% to 2,495, with UHD […]

SES Platform Services and RR Media become MX1

SES has completed its merger of SES Platform Services and RR Media to create a new combined company called MX1. MX1 will use the capabilities and infrastructure of SES Platform Services (SES PS) and RR Media to offer a full suite of digital video and media services. MX1 will offer continuity and enhanced services to […]

RR Media teams up with WTS Live for Euro 2016

Media services provider RR Media has teamed up with production outfit WTS Live to offer  broadcasters, news organisations, content owners and sports rights agencies a full set of digital media services at the forthcoming UEFA Euro 2016 football championship. RR Media and WTS Live have combined their resources to offer complete media packages, including live […]

SES Platform Services pays US$242m for RR Media

SES Platform Services has agreed to buy digital media services provider RR Media for US$242 million (€220 million). The subsidiary of satellite operator SES will pay a consideration of US$13.291 per share to acquire the 100% interest in RR Media, and will merge the company’s operations into SES Platform Services. SES said that after the […]

RR Media appoints former WRN Broadcast CEO

RR Media has appointed former WRN Broadcast CEO David Treadway as its joint managing director for Europe. Treadway will join existing managing director for Europe, Simon Kay, who will work continue to work as head of global content preparation. Treadway will be responsible for developing and enhancing RR Media’s 24/7 broadcast services, including channel origination, […]

RR Media ups Shiran to chairman of the board

RR Media has upped board member Ayal Shiran to the position of chairman of the board, replacing Shlomo Shamir. Shiran first joined RR Media’s board of directors in March 2014, and is a general partner of technology growth fund, Viola Private Equity. Previously he worked as president of Amdocs Customer Business Group and as division […]

RR Media expands VoD platform services

Digital media services firm RR Media has expanded its video-on-demand platform population services, adding seven VoD platforms capable of populating a range of VoD libraries. The new multi-country and multi-region VoD platforms are Google Play, BT Vision, TalkTalk’s Blinkbox TV, Amazon Prime Video, British Airways’ on demand entertainment system, Curzon Home Cinema and Wuaki.tv. “In […]

Joiz teams up with RR Media

Media services provider RR Media has teamed up with Switzerland-based channel provider and community-based marketing platform provider Joiz to offer a range of user engagement and loyalty club tools for broadcasters and other media groups. The deal will see RR Media’s content management, channel playout and global distribution network capabilities integrated with Joiz’s platform, which […]

RR Media buys SatLink Communications for US$19 million

Media services firm RR Media has acquired Israel-based SatLink Communications for US$19 million in a bid to “increase scale and expand service capabilities.” SatLink is a global provider of content distribution, management and playout services. RR Media said that, with the deal, it will integrate the companies’ networks, expanding its global content distribution network and […]

Christian Television Network goes online with RR Media

Christian Television Network (CTN) is going after a global online audience after it extended its partnership with digital broadcast services firm RR Media. US-based CTN will now be available online as an HD channel for the Roku platform, as well on the CTN website, which is accessible via PC, tablets and smartphones. “We’re happy to […]