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EBU makes use of RRSAT facilities to Deliver World Cup in 4K Resolution to Asia

Monday, June 23, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Randall Barney
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EBU makes use of RRSAT facilities to Deliver World Cup in 4K Resolution to Asia

Airport City, Israel – June 23, 2014 – EBU, the provider of the largest live sports delivery platform to broadcasters worldwide, will be carrying over its satellite capacities worldwide all 64 matches in HD format and also all of the 4K television production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil. The 4K live coverage includes the matches on 28 June (Round of 16), 4 July (Quarter- Final) and 13 July (Final).

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, will provide EBU with the uplink facilities needed to carry the 4K feeds of the World cup over to the Asian footprint of EBU’s Eurovision network. This adds to the network services for the regular HD distribution over the Asian footprint of the Eurovision network, which RRSAT has been supplying EBU for long time.

Graham Warren Network Director at EBU said: “RRsat has been a long standing partner of ours to provide the highest quality distribution services. The fact that we can offer the World Cup in 4K resolution for the first time is a testament to RRsat’s advanced infrastructure and capabilities.”

Avi Cohen, RRsat CEO commented: “Utilizing RRsat’s service infrastructure to be able to showcase the World Cup in 4K for the first time emphasizes RRsat’s distribution capabilities on a large scale to a massive worldwide audience. RRsat continues to be an innovative service provider in supporting our customers.” - Read More>>

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