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RRsat Signs Distribution Agreements for Content to India and Russia

Tuesday, July 01, 2008  
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RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, signed two recent agreements. 

WatchIndia TV, a popular video platform which enables live and on- demand broadcasting of well-known Indian TV stations worldwide, signed an agreement for internet distribution of a package of Indian TV channels. RRsat will provide Watchindia TV with various transmission services including downlinking, turnaround, playout, and Internet connectivity. Using RRsat’s transmission services, Watchindia TV will be able to extend its platform and offer its more than 500 thousand users with additional live and on-demand channels broadcast from India.

RRsat has also been chosen to distribute AXN SCI-FI, the science fiction channel from Sony Pictures Television International ("SPTI”) into Russia.  The new agreement will leverage extensive capabilities of the RRsat Global Network including RRsat’s fiber optic from the United Kingdom and encrypted satellite distribution services over the ABS-1 Satellite.  As part of the agreement, RRsat will also provide value added services such as encryption.


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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