RRsat Global Communications Network and TVU Networks Create RRsat Global Internet TV
RRSat Launches Global Internet TV
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST – News), a rapidly growing provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, today announced that it has joined forces with TVU Networks to create RRsat Global Internet TV (http://www.RRsatGlobalInternet.tv). This is a global, managed, end-to-end TV service solution, which delivers TV from broadcasters anywhere in the world to viewers throughout the world, for viewing on television screens, PCs and mobile devices, using the infrastructure of the Public Internet.
RRsat brings to the solution its global satellite-and-fiber TV communications network, and its comprehensive content management and playout facilities. TVU brings its service management system, video advertising platform and its patent-pending RTR networking technology, which enables highly-economical and reliable use of the Internet to deliver TV to unlimited numbers of viewers
RRsat Global Internet TV offers a broad content platform to attract viewers from all over the globe, providing content unavailable from local TV Operators, with viewing on all three screens: TV set, PC and mobile phone.
To Broadcasters, RRsat Global Internet TV affords worldwide exposure through a single global solution. The system also enables Broadcasters to further monetize their channels via the service’s integral ad insertion system – which serves targeted, high-value advertising in accordance with each Broadcaster’s policy.
David Rivel, Founder and CEO of RRsat, commented: “We are proud to offer our broadcasting customers an additional category of services, which affords them easy access to audiences worldwide, exposure across all viewing devices, and new revenue streams. We bring to this new service the same responsiveness, quality and reliability that our customers always expect and receive from RRsat. We are extremely happy to be working with TVU networks, which provides high-reliability operations and excellent technology.”
According to Paul Shen, Founder and CEO of TVU Networks, “The service jointly created by TVU Networks and RRSat is a unique one-stop shop for TV content owners. RRsat Global Internet TV combines channel creation, playout, ad cue-tone insertion, and delivery via satellite, fiber optics and the Internet. With this service, broadcasters can reach audiences anywhere on earth, and deliver a live TV signal to any device, such as PC, Mac, Windows Mobile, iPhone and of course, the TV.”
About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST – News) provides global, comprehensive, content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries. Through its proprietary “RRsat Global Network,” composed of satellite and terrestrial fiber optic transmission capacity and the public Internet, RRsat is able to offer high-quality and flexible global distribution services for content providers. RRsat’s comprehensive content management services include producing and playing out TV content as well as providing satellite newsgathering services (SNG). RRsat concurrently provides these services to more than 500 television and radio channels, covering more than 150 countries. Visit the company’s website http://www.RRsat.com for more information.
About TVU Networks
TVU Networks, http://www.tvunetworks.com, offers a turnkey live Internet TV broadcast platform that empowers broadcasters to reach an unlimited global audience at a fixed low cost. At the core of the service is TVU’s patent-pending RPR television delivery technology, which coupled with geo-filtering, subscription services and personalized in-stream ad insertion tools, makes for a turnkey live Internet broadcast, monetization and syndication platform for TV broadcasters both professional and emerging. TVU enables live Internet broadcasts from broadcasters’ own websites, on partner portals, and on TVU, reaching an audience of 30 million users from 200 countries on the PC and Mac, mobile phones, the iPhone, and leading STBs. TVU also ships standard with HP MediaSmart on consumer laptops worldwide.