Super Bowl XLVII Caps Season of Successful NFL Global Distribution With RRSat
RRsat provided NFL with the distribution of the 2012-2013 season to Europe and
AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, Israel, February 20, 2013
AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, Israel, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.(NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider
of comprehensive digital content management and global distribution services
to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today that it
has successfully wrapped up distribution of the 2012-13 NFL regular season
games and playoffs to Europe and Asia including a live broadcast of the
memorable 2013 Super Bowl.
In November 2012, RRsat acquired SM2 Sports & Media Solutions, a premier
provider of international sports distribution and syndication services, and
took over the main responsibility for delivering the NFL's regular season
games, playoffs, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl throughout Asia and Europe via its
satellite and fiber networks.
During the regular season, RRsat delivered up to eight simultaneous games
every Sunday, as well as Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football.
During the 2012-2013 playoffs, RRsat delivered all games to Europe and Asia
followed by the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVII. The advantage of the RRsat
solution was providing the NFL with complete Dolby audio remapping and very
high data rates on both satellite and fiber for all their HD games.
"RRsat's end-to-end solution allowed the NFL to deliver high quality, HD
transmissions of season and postseason games to millions of fans across the
world in real time, with 28 audio versions tailored for each market," said
Jeff Lombardi, Director of International Production Operations, NFL Films.
"RRsat is proud to have provided a live sports delivery solution that enabled
the NFL to transmit the complete season of its iconic games, as well as the
Super Bowl, to viewers worldwide in real time," said Avi Cohen, CEO of RRsat.
"We look forward to helping the NFL expand the international reach of both its
season and postseason games. Our flexible infrastructure and advanced
solutions proved equal to the rigorous demands of broadcasting the most
exciting US sports event of the year to fans throughout the world."
About NFL Films
For more information visit NFL Films at http://www.nflfilms.com
About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global,
end-to-end, digital content management and distribution services to the
rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries, covering more
than 150 countries. Through its RRsat Global Network, composed of satellite
and terrestrial fiber optic capacity and the public Internet, RRsat provides
high-quality and flexible global distribution services 24/7 to more than 630
channels reaching multiplatform operators, Internet TV and direct-to-home
viewersworldwide. RRsatalso offers contribution services for sports, news
and events. In addition, more than 130 television and radio channels use
RRsat's advanced production and playout centers comprising comprehensive media
asset management services. Visit the company's website http://www.rrsat.com
Information in this press release concerning NFL Films is based on information
provided by NFL Films and has not been independently verified by RRsat.
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Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements
involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current
expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the companies and
the industry as of the date of this press release. The company undertakes no
obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent
occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except
as may be required by law. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those
contemplated by the forward-looking statements, including the risks indicated
in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For more
details, please refer to our SEC filings and the amendments thereto, including
our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011 and our
Current Reports on Form 6-K.
Company Contact Information:
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