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April 15, 2015 07:00 ET

RR Media Appointed as Media Services Partner for Laureus World Sports Awards

Supporting Prestigious Annual Awards Show With Content Preparation, Media Asset Management, and Global Distribution Services

AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, ISRAEL and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM), a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has been named as the official Media Services Partner for the Laureus World Sports Awards show in Shanghai on April 15th, 2015. RR Media will provide complete on-site and post-event content preparation, asset management, together with satellite and digital distribution services, helping to realize the broadcast potential of Laureus, the live feed will be aired in over 100 countries around the world.

RR Media, continues to support the Laureus World Sports Awards following several years of close partnership. This year RR Media will have a team on-site to manage content distribution and engage with broadcasters in creating and delivering the media assets for both the primary awards show itself and the associated supporting events. RR Media will deliver over 20 live feeds of the show across Europe, Asia and the Americas, as well as providing unilateral feeds for broadcasters during the supporting events.

For "near live" distribution RR Media will utilize its dedicated online asset management and digital delivery facility, Media Window, to create and distribute clips and video news release package within minutes of creation. This is a first for RR Media and the Laureus World Sports awards where both live and near live content will be serviced on site offering unrivalled speed to market for both satellite / fiber broadcasters as well as the digital news community.

Matt Dearden, Production & Broadcast Manager of Laureus, commented: "We have been working with RR Media for several years to digitally distribute our video news releases around the world and are really happy with the work they have done to date. As our Media Services Partner for this year's awards in Shanghai we wanted to maximize on our relationship and make use of RR Media's global delivery reach, expertise and service mentality, which will save us time and money and will help further increase our penetration around the globe." 

Marcus Gage, Business Development Manager, RR Media, commented, "We are really proud to be associated with the world's premier sporting awards ceremony that is widely seen as the sporting equivalent of the Oscars. Our asset management and delivery platform has once again proven that traditional distribution methods are changing, allowing Laureus to quickly distribute non-live VNRs and insert packages for this year's awards, to broadcasters and news desks around the world." 

Susanna Mandel-Mantello, VP Global OU, Sports & Events, RR Media, added: "As the preferred carrier for a number of major sporting events, this strategic partnership with Laureus further underlines RR Media's expertise in globally delivering premier sporting events via our smart global network and utilizes RR Media's full range of digital media services." 

RR Media is exhibiting at the NAB Show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. See more of RR Media's rich digital media services capabilities at NAB 2015, at Booth SU5924 from April 13-16, 2015.

About RR Media

RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM) 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 maximize the potential of media and entertainment content, covering four main areas: smart global content distribution network with an optimized combination of satellite, fiber and the internet; content management and channel origination; sports, news & live events; and online video services. RR Media provides scalable, converged digital media services to more than 650 channels and to leagues and right holders of over 100,000 hours of sports and live events yearly. The company delivers content to 95% of the world's population reaching viewers of multiplatform operators, VOD platforms, online video and direct-to-home services. Visit the company's website

About Laureus World Sports Awards
The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier global sports awards honouring the greatest sportsmen and women across all sports each year. The winners are selected by the ultimate sports jury -- the 50 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, the living legends of sport honouring the great athletes of today. The 2015 Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony in Shanghai, attended by global figures from sport and entertainment, which is broadcast worldwide. Visit the Laureus World Sports Awards 2015 website

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