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June 01, 2015 07:00 ET

RR Media Delivers RAI Channels to Global Audiences

Taking Italian Channels With a Wide Variety of Programming to Italian Speaking Viewers Around the Globe

AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) - RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM), a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has announced that it will commence delivering the Italian government channels RAI Italia, Rai News 24 and Rai World Premium to worldwide audiences from June 1, 2015. RR Media receives the channel content from RAI headquarters in Italy to its global media centers where content processing and conversion takes place. From there, RR Media delivers RAI Italia channels to North America, South America and Australia via its smart global network with optimized content delivery over satellite, fiber and the internet. RR Media delivers the RAI channels to over 150 TV service providers across three regions to audiences in the millions.

RR Media's experience in providing digital media services to governmental channels, offers RAI Channels access to content management and delivery services that provides greater reach and extended media capability to other parts of the world all with one company. This also includes a variety of value added services like IP delivery and broadcasts in HD.

RAI Com's CEO Luigi De Siervo comments: "The RAI Channels are the most popular Italian channels abroad, so we wanted to work with a company that has the widest coverage to reach our audiences abroad. RR Media's flexible approach and expansive media facilities means that we can receive a wide variety of media services all under one roof."

RR Media's Shlomi Izkovitz, VP Global Sales said: "This agreement highlights our expertise and knowledge to manage and deliver relevant content to audiences across the globe. RAI Channels now receive greater services in other regions all from one company, RR Media. We are very happy to make the RAI channels available to millions of people across the world."

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 www.rrmedia.com

About Rai Com
Rai Com is a newly created company within the Rai Group. Its purpose is to exploit the immense heritage of rights of the group throughout the world, and to develop new products and businesses.

Rai Com aspires to add value to the RAI products by performing a wide series of activities such as the international distribution of syndication content and channels; the publishing of books (mostly related to TV personalities); the events and conventions organisation; the consumer product business, and market oriented multimedia targeted initiatives.

Documentaries, animation, TV series, sports, formats, feature films, opera and concerts are only a few of the wide range of RAI's offer with the aim to promote Italian culture and passion of our country.

"Think Global, Live Italian" is the starting point for a new commercial approach related to our heart and our country, Italy.

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