SOURCE: RR Media

RR Media

March 24, 2015 07:00 ET

RR Media Expands 4K Capabilities Across Entire Content Lifecycle

Launch of New 4K Services Provides Insights Into How Digital Media Company Is Addressing and Supporting Industry Needs

AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, ISRAEL and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2015) - RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM), a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has announced the expansion of its 4K capabilities across the entire content lifecycle, from creation through to consumption. This includes the preparation and creation of content and mastering true delivery in an optimized manner.

Continuing to support rights holders monetize their content, RR Media has installed state-of-the-art content management facilities, supported by first class operators and engineers, in the US, UK and Middle East. These facilities take complex projects and manage them end-to-end, from capture through to formatting and compression, as well as the delivery of content to viewers at home at previously unimaginable resolutions.

For example, Jamaica Inn, Hitchcock's last British-based feature, was completed by RR Media in true 4K and enjoyed a full 4K theatrical release as well as further commercial assets in the HD environment all serviced from RR Media's London-based facility.

In addition to its content preparation and management capabilities in 4K, RR Media distributes channels in 4K with a wide variety of content, including France TV and the Explorer Network via RR Media's smart global network, using optimized delivery over satellite and fiber. These channels are delivered to direct-to-home platforms across Europe to millions of viewers.

It is projected that more and more viewers will watch content in 4K and ultra high definition (UHD) resolutions. According to the IHS Screen Digest Insight, by 2020, 100 million households worldwide will have UHD capable screens.

Elad Manishviz, Chief Marketing Officer, RR Media, commented, "With our investment and know-how in 4K technology and infrastructure, we support the industry needs for unlocking value. We enable our clients to exploit their content commercially in order to be market leaders in qualitative terms. Managing the increased data rates and compression technologies is just a part of the technical services we deliver."

RR Media will be exhibiting at the upcoming NAB Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. See more of RR Media's rich digital media services capability 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 www.rrmedia.com

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Contact Information

  • Corporate Contact:
    Elad Manishviz
    CMO
    Tel: +1 201 655 7245
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    Media Contact:
    Marilyn Gerber
    Cutler PR
    Tel: +1 917 225 2977
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