SOURCE: RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.

August 28, 2014 07:00 ET

RRsat to Demonstrate Converged Broadcast & Online Video Service Solutions

At IBC in Amsterdam, RRsat to Demonstrate in Cooperation With Kaltura Its Converged Broadcast, Online Video Service Offering for Broadcasters and Content Owners

AIRPORT CITY, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) -  RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, announce today that it will showcase at IBC in Amsterdam its converged service solution for broadcast and online video. This service allows content owners and publishers to prepare, manage and deliver content to any network, in any format, on any device. RRsat has partnered with Kaltura, a leading video technology company, to showcase this end-to-end offering and will incorporate its latest technologies including front and back end applications.

As viewer habits and experiences are changing rapidly, opportunity exists to monetize the same content over a variety of screens in many different models. A unified and efficient way of preparing, managing and distributing content is therefore required in order to effectively support viewer demand in a cost-effective manner.

RRsat's converged service offering provides a fully managed, end-to-end solution, allowing broadcasters and content owners to focus on new and creative ways of producing engaging content, as well as generating additional revenue. The demo incorporates RRsat's playout solution and Kaltura's market leading online video product, which engages viewers with highly personalized and social Live & VOD viewing experiences across any and all devices, and is supportive of a wide array of monetization options.

Ziv Mor, CTO of RRsat, says, "Content workflows for all platforms became a complex task for content owners and broadcasters. As a leading media service provider we developed the infrastructure, skills and capabilities to provide a hassle free solution, covering all services under a single roof via efficient workflows and integrated services. Broadcasters and content owners can approach both traditional and online viewers via one single RRsat contact and we'll do the rest."

"We are seeing massive demand by broadcasters and content owners for an integrated solution that would include both content preparation and distribution, as well as online video features and capabilities," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. "We are very excited to partner with RRsat to offer together a best-of-breed end-to-end solution that address that demand."

See the converged broadcast and online video offering during IBC in Amsterdam RAI at the RRsat booth -- Hall 1 stand B24 -12th-16th September 2014.

About RRsat

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global, end-to-end, digital content preparation and management, as well as content distribution services to the rapidly expanding broadcasting industry, covering more than 150 countries. Through its Global Network, composed of satellite, terrestrial fiber optic capacity and the public Internet, RRsat provides high-quality and flexible global content distribution 24 by 7 services to more than 630 channels reaching multiplatform operators, Internet TV and direct-to-home viewers worldwide. In addition, the company offers worldwide content management and distribution services for sports, news and other live events. More than 130 channels use RRsat's advanced production and playout centers, comprising of comprehensive media asset management services. Visit the company's website www.rrsat.com.

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Contact Information

  • Corporate Contact:
    Elad Manishviz
    CMO
    Tel: +1 201 6557245
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    Ziv Mor
    CTO
    Tel: +1 201 6557245

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