Airport City Business Park, Israel – August 1, 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 industry, successfully completed broadcasting the
International University Sports Federation (FISU) Summer Universiade’s live events
and programming in HD for The Global Video Network (TGVN), a fully distributed
entertainment network owned by BTI Events. The games and supplementary
materials were delivered from Kazan, Russia to ESPN for broadcast on ESPNU and
FISU Summer Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival that is
staged every two years in a different city. Almost 10,000 student athletes,
representing universities from about 160 countries throughout the world, participated
in hundreds of games and events over the 12 days of the Universiade. RRsat was
engaged by TGVN to deliver 65 live games as well as additional programming to
ESPN, using cost effective solutions that successfully delivered up to 4 simultaneous
RRsat mobilized its considerable capabilities to meet the challenges of simultaneously
broadcasting multiple events live in HD. Resources from RRsat teleports in Hawley,
Pennsylvania and in Israel, were activated in concert to ensure that delivery of all
events would be seamless.
"In RRsat, TGVN found an outstanding partner for delivering live Summer
Universiade games from the city of Kazan in HD,” said Craig Jonas, COO of TGVN.
"RRsat met our rigorous demands to deliver multiple games concurrently in real time,
together with supplementary material, without a hitch—and at reasonable cost."
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