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RRSAT TO LAUNCH NEW C-BAND MCPC PLATFORM WITH COMPLETE COVERAGE OF AFRICA

Tuesday, November 13, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Randall Barney
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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.” - Read More>>

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