RRsat rebrands to RR Media, expands service offering

Digital media services provider RRsat has rebranded to RR Media, reflecting what it described as a “significant expansion” in its global service offering. This offering includes a scalable media services platform and an extended distribution network covering 95% of the world’s population across multiple screens and devices. RR Media also announced enhanced media centres including […]

Hispasat signs capacity deals for 30º West

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has extended its capacity agreement with RRSat, RTVE and FORTA for distribution of content from 30º West. The Hispasat 1E satellite, situated at this orbital slot, distributes TV and radio channels from the RRSat platform for Europe and America. Hispasat said it is launching a joint program with RRSat, aimed at […]

RRsat to launch Russian distribution solution

Israel-based satellite services provider RRsat is launching a new solution for international broadcasters to reach cable headends and DTH in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The end-to-end solution includes a range of services from content capture, production and management through to distribution and playout services from the RRsat Emek HaEla teleport in Israel. […]

RRSat enters US occasional use market following SM2 acquisition

The US subsidiary of Israel-based satellite services provider RRsat Global Communications Network has acquired SM2 Sports & Media Solutions, a provider of occasional-use international sports distribution and syndication services. SM2’s clients include the US National Football League (NFL), USGA, LPGA, ESPN International, IMG Media, BSkyB and Viasat. The company recently assisted the NFL in delivering […]

RRsat to launch C-band DVB-S2 platform for Africa

Israel-based satellite services provider RRsat is to launch a new C-band Multi-Channel Per Carrier (MCPC) platform for Africa, offering DVB-S2 capacity over the continent. The platform will be on Measat’s Africasat-1a satellite, to be launched early next year. The satellite will have coverage across Africa, the Middle East and Europe, enabling the new platform to […]

EBU chooses RRsat for content delivery

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 […]

RRSat name Cohen as CEO

Content management and global distribution company RRSat has appointed Avi Cohen as CEO. He will replace David Rivel, founder and CEO of the company, who last year announced his intent to retire by the end of June 2012.  Cohen joins from Orbit Technologies where he served as president and CEO since 2008. “We are extremely […]

RRSat increases African DTH presence with Spacecom deal

Content management and global distribution company RR Sat has launched two new Ku-Band MCPC platforms on Spacecom’s AMOS-5 Satellite at 17° East. RRsat said the two MCPC platforms, Ku-1 for west central Africa and Ku-3 for east west Africa, will complement its DTH business in sub-Saharan Africa. “The African market for broadcast television is growing […]