RRSAT PROVIDING PLAYOUT AND UPLINK SERVICES FORNAT GEO MUSIC CHANNEL
Airport City Business Park, Israel – October 31, 2011 – 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 that it is providing its advanced playout and uplink services for Nat Geo Music Channel, the music channel brought to viewers by FOX International Channels.
Nat Geo Music joins over 130 TV channels making use of the state-of-the-art RRsat Playout Center with its automated, high capacity, 24/7 facility and a full range of end-to-end HD, SD and 3D content management and processing services. Nat Geo Music transfers digital content using an advanced file accelerator directly into RRsat’s Media Asset Management system where it is decrypted, backed up, and archived for further use. Other playout services employed for Nat Geo Music include graphic overlay, using the Miranda-ImageStore graphic system, and automated QC and digital scheduling.
The Nat Geo Music Channel is then encrypted, reencoded and uplinked to the RRsat MCPC platform on Measat3a, a satellite reaching over 50 million pay-TV households in the Middle East, North Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Australia/Oceana and parts of Africa.
Lior Rival, VP Sales and Marketing of RRsat said: "We are very excited to add another valuable customer such as Nat Geo Music to our growing list of play-out channels being played out from RRsat Playout Center’s state-of-the-art automated, high capacity, 24/7 facility. RRsat offers its customers a full range of advanced end-to-end solutions providing innovation while maintaining robust and reliable quality of service.
"RRsat’s advanced media asset solutions result in efficient, robust, high quality performance,” said Victor Chan, Vice President of Broadcast Technical Operations at FOX International Channels Asia. "Their attention to our needs, in both playout and uplink services, combined with a high level of technological know-how, is why we chose RRsat to playout and deliver our channel.” - Read More>>