EBU Makes Use of RRSAT Facilities to Deliver World Cup in 4K Resolution to Asia
June 23, 2014 --
AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, ISRAEL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 -- EBU, the provider of the largest live sports delivery platform to broadcasters worldwide, will be carrying over its satellite capacities worldwide all 64 matches in HD format and also all of the 4K television production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil. The 4K live coverage includes the matches on 28 June (Round of 16), 4 July (Quarter-Final) and 13 July (Final).
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, will provide EBU with the uplink facilities needed to carry the 4K feeds of the World cup over to the Asian footprint of EBU's Eurovision network. This adds to the network services for the regular HD distribution over the Asian footprint of the Eurovision network, which RRSAT has been supplying EBU for long time.
Graham Warren Network Director at EBU said: "RRsat has been a long standing partner of ours to provide the highest quality distribution services. The fact that we can offer the World Cup in 4K resolution for the first time is a testament to RRsat's advanced infrastructure and capabilities."
Avi Cohen, RRsat CEO commented: "Utilizing RRsat's service infrastructure to be able to showcase the World Cup in 4K for the first time emphasizes RRsat's distribution capabilities on a large scale to a massive worldwide audience. RRsat continues to be an innovative service provider in supporting our customers."
The EBU is the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with Members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. The EBU's mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. It is the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise. The EBU operates EUROVISION and EURORADIO. EUROVISION is the media industry's premier distributor and producer of top quality live sport and news, as well as entertainment, culture and music content. EURORADIO enhances public service radio through the exchange of music, professional networking and the promotion of digital and hybrid radio -- to ensure radio remains a key protagonist in a multimedia world. The EUROVISION/EURORADIO satellite and fiber network is the largest and most reliable in the world directly plugged in to public service media everywhere.
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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