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RRsat Adds Two New Channels

Monday, June 01, 2009  
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RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd., a rapidly growing provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced that it has started operating a new Multi Channels Per Carrier (MCPC) platform on the Telstar 11N satellite located at 37.5 degrees West. Telstar 11N is a new Telesat satellite that utilizes high powered Ku-band transponders to support a wide range of video and data applications in North America, Europe and Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean.

RRsat’s Ku-band platform will enable the company to serve a growing number of broadcasters who can now offer television and IP-based services to the African market, including West and South Africa, by connecting to leading cable operators and Direct-to-Home (DTH) providers on the continent.

RRsat will also be providing uplink and connectivity services for the new Fashion TV Paris High Definition channel - FTV HD, over North America and to DISH Network via the Galaxy-19 satellite.

The new channel is available in full HD 1080i@50 all over North America and on DISH Network. FTV HD is available in the PlatinumHD package on DISH Network Ch. 374 and in the DishLATINO Ultimate Pack on Ch. 5304. Subscription is currently available to approximately 15 Million DISH Network customers.

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global, comprehensive, content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries. Through its proprietary "RRsat Global Network," composed of satellite and terrestrial fiber optic transmission capacity and the public Internet, RRsat is able to offer high-quality and flexible global distribution services for content providers. RRsat's comprehensive content management services include producing and playing out TV content as well as providing satellite newsgathering services (SNG). RRsat concurrently provide these services to more than 425 television and radio channels, covering more than 150 countries.

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