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RRSAT ASSISTS KESHET MEDIA GROUP

Wednesday, January 16, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Randall Barney
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RRSAT ASSISTS KESHET MEDIA GROUP TRANSITION TO TAPELESS TRANSMISSION AND ESTABLISH A DISASTER RECOVERY SYSTEM

RRsat will also provide playout services for Keshet’s Channel 24

Airport City Business Park, Israel – January 16, 2013 – RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of comprehensive digital content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Keshet Media Group. RRsat will provide Keshet with a wide range of its services. These include playout and content distribution for Keshet’s Channel 24 and Disaster Recovery (DR) services for Keshet’s Channel 2.

RRsat's automated solution for disaster recovery (DR) will provide a transmission backup solution for Channel 2. Content will be synchronized between the two transmission rooms on a daily basis, and in an emergency, content will be broadcast seamlessly from RRsat’s transmission room.

In addition, RRsat will provide playout and distribution services to Channel 24, Israel`s leading music channel, via RRsat's state-of-the-art playout center. This will enable improvements in the channel’s broadcasting capabilities and will allow Channel 24 to handle both recorded and live content in a unified manner. Additionally, RRsat will provide production and broadcast services for live events.

Ziv Mor, Chief Technology Officer of RRsat said, "We are very excited that another leading media group such as Keshet in Israel recognized RRsat's superior playout capabilities and selected us as its new partner of choice. This is demonstrated by shifting its complex Channel 24 operations over to us, and relying on our disaster recovery capabilities to support Israel's leading channel, Channel 2. We are pleased that we were able to offer an efficient technical solution, customized to Keshet’s specific needs.”

Zohar Alon, Chief Technology Officer of Keshet added, "Keshet sees significant value in high quality transmission for its viewers. We therefore transitioned to tapeless broadcasts, for the first time in Israel. Similarly, Keshet is now the first broadcaster in Israel with a backup playout room in the event of an emergency. Furthermore, Channel 24 now combines an outsourced solution to extend its broadcasting capabilities. During the current economic slowdown, together with RRsat, we have found a creative solution providing a state-of-the-art technological solution on the one hand, and a business model tailored to these times for Keshet, on the other.” - Read More>>

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