RR Media

June 04, 2015 07:00 ET

RR Media Opening New European Media Center, Largest UK Content Preparation Facility Built for 5 Years

New Facility to Play a Key Role in RR Media's Global Digital Media Services Growth Plans

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2015) - RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM), a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has announced the opening of a new European media center in London, becoming the newest, fully digital facility in the region. This bespoke build provides a wide range of digital media solutions including content preparation, playout and online video services for live, global and local multi-screen delivery.

RR Media's new media center is the largest content preparation facility to be built in the UK in the last five years and is three times the size of the previous facility. It houses the latest digital technologies and infrastructure, offering a wide range of virtualized media capabilities. Providing room for further expansion, the facility allows RR Media to combine 'best of breed' automated processes with in-depth personal touch and expertise.

The new facility has taken six months to build, and involved taking a completely empty building and designing an environment that will provide greater technical capabilities to meet future business requirements.

Gary Finnerty, Technical Director, commented, "To have a completely blank canvas on which to paint was a technologist's dream -- we have truly future-proofed the facility whilst accommodating the incredible flexibility that a software environment affords. Rooms are no longer fixed as service suites, rather can be evoked in any guise to suit individual projects and their needs."

Nick Pannaman, Managing Director of RR Media Europe, commented: "We are extremely proud of our new home, having been in our previous facilities for over 25 years. This is very much part of our business plan and makes a huge statement about RR Media's intentions in the UK, Europe and internationally. We will be able to provide our customers with state-of-the-art services that blend with the vast amount of knowledge and experience within the business."

Pannaman continues, "Whilst traditionally, the UK business has had content preparation at the heart of the company, the new facility means we now have a more rounded media center that will play its part in the future of our Global Platform and provide space for our expansion plans."

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

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