RRsat Global Communications to Uplink Fashion TV HD in Asia , Australia

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a rapidly growing provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries,has announced that it will be providing uplink and playout services for the new Fashion TV Paris High Definition channel – FTV HD, over Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The new channel is available in full HD all over Asia, Australia and Africa via THAICOM 5, and via EUROBIRD 9 to Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

Michel Adam, the President and CEO of Fashion TV said, “Since 2004, High Definition has served as the standard quality for all FTV video production. Our channel, FTV HD, delivers an outstanding picture and sound quality, richer with more natural colors. We are very pleased to choose once again our long standing partner, RRsat, for its premier offering and global reach to help us offer the unique Fashion experience to millions of households over the globe.”

“We are extremely excited that our long standing customer, Fashion TV, has chosen RRsat once again to take its new High Definition channel to Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, clearly attesting to their satisfaction with our service offering” commented David Rivel, CEO and Founder of RRsat. “RRsat will leverage its technologically advanced High Definition center, and unique ‘Star’ system to provide Fashion TV with uplink and playout services to these five, far spanning geographic regions.”

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) 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 provide these services to more than 425 television and radio channels, covering more than 150 countries.

Fashion TV is the largest fashion medium in the world. FTV’s mission since inception in 1997, is to innovate, show and follow the latest trends in fashion and audiovisual technology. Major shows from all over the world were brought live in High Definition with Fashion TV producing and broadcasting more than 20 fashion shows live in High Definition each season. The picture clear quality channel offers over 500 hours of new program content every year, 300 new shows and 600 new clips every season.

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