Reem, Israel – October 1, 2010 – RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today that it will be providing uplink, playout and connectivity services for the widely-viewed Fashion TV Paris High Definition channel, FTV HD, which will now be available in full HD 1080i@50 format on RRsat’s satellite platform on Intelsat-805 with broad distribution over North, Central and South America.
Michel Adam, the President and CEO of Fashion TV said, "Our exciting FTV HD channel joins our popular FTV SD version available on RRsat’s IS 805 DTH platform since 2003. This premier offering to the growing Latin American market is perfect for those viewers seeking the newest and hottest fashion programming in a premier viewing experience and is expected to play a significant role in increasing to over 16 million the connected homes already reached by FTV together with Turner Latin in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. With RRsat, we know that we are guaranteed robustness and quality of service; we now distribute in 193 countries to over 350 million households originating from the RRsat Global Network.”
"We are proud to announce the launch of FTV HD on RRsat’s IS 805 DTH platform,” commented David Rivel, CEO and Founder of RRsat. "Fashion TV has now chosen RRsat to distribute four of its advanced HD channels comprising FTV HD, over North America and to DISH Network, FTV’s High Definition channel to Asia, Australia, via Asiasat-5 satellite, and to Europe, Middle East and Africa via EuroBird-9 satellite. This new contract from FTV clearly attests to their long standing satisfaction with RRsat’s unique and extensive service offering.”
About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. 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 550 television and radio channels, covering more than 150 countries. Visit the company's website www.RRsat.com for more information.
About FashionTV Fashion TV broadcasts in 193 countries to over 350 million households and 7 million public locations across the 5 continents; it is the only 24-hour fashion, beauty & lifestyle television station worldwide. Based in Paris, France since 1997, Fashion TV is streamed through 30 satellites and thousands of cable operators and its content focuses on fashion shows, backstage access, photographers, models and celebrities.
In North America, FashionTV channel is broadcast in Miami Beach via Atlantic broadband Cables (channel number 179) and FTV HD is also available all over the USA in English in the Platinum HD package on DISH Network (channel number 374) and in Spanish via the Dish LATINO Ultimate Pack (channel number 5304) and as Direct-To-Home via Intelsat 805 satellite. In addition, FashionTV’s thematic channels and a Video on Demand service is offered via its f.Club membership for a monthly fee on www.ftv.com and with its cooperation with Google, the new "FashionTV channel on YouTube” has extensive web following (21 million views in Q2 of 2010). FashionTV is also carried worldwide by major mobile phone platforms on different VOD services.