RR Media Selected to Deliver Arsenal FC Media
Monday, September 29, 2014
Airport City, Israel - In a landmark move, RR Media (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, today announced that it has been chosen as a delivery partner for Premier League football club Arsenal’s International Programming Block.
The distribution of the weekly Arsenal Media programming block from the London based football club will consist of two magazine shows plus the matches Arsenal plays during that week.
The three-year deal will see RR Media utilizing its smart global distribution network to take the content from BT in London, through its global media center and optimizing delivery using fiber and satellite to Europe and Asia to an audience reach of millions of households. There is an option for further distribution using the RR Media network into the future into new regions.
The announcement comes as RR Media continues to expand its global sports distribution portfolio, which includes working with NFL Super Bowl, Fox Sports International and the PGA Championships.
Luca Marinoni, Head of Sports and Live Events at RR Media says: “We are thrilled to have the privilege to distribute high quality content for one of the world’s most successful and recognised Premier League clubs. This demonstrates our ability to distribute high profile sports content worldwide, whilst also giving us the platform for future partnerships with sporting clubs and organisations.”
About RR Media
RR Media* (NASDAQ: RRST) works in partnership with the world’s leading media players to create the richest possible media and entertainment experiences for the world’s consumers. RR Media’s complete ecosystem of digital media services maximise the potential of media and entertainment content, covering four main areas: smart global content distribution network with an optimised combination of satellite, fiber and the internet; content management & playout; sports, news & live events; and online video services. RR Media provides scalable digital media services to more than 650 channels, distributes over 100,000 hours of live events yearly and delivers content to 90% of the world’s population reaching viewers of multiplatform operators, VOD platforms, online video and direct-to-home services. Visit the company’s website www.rrmedia.com
*RR Media currently operates under the corporate name of RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. The company is in the process of changing its corporate name to RR Media Ltd., which is schedules to be completed in October 2014.
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Elad Manishviz, CMO
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Luca Marinoni, Head of Sports and Live Events
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