Advanced Television

RRsat and Synterra Media partner for distribution of Kontinental Hockey League Matches to Europe

September 17, 2013

RRsat Global Communications Network, a provider of comprehensive digital content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industry, has been selected  by Synterra Media, the largest Media Content Logistics  operator in Russia, to distribute live broadcasts of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) season games through April 2014. Synterra Media was selected by KHL to distribute live KHL game broadcasts internationally and will continue its partnership with RRsat for the European distribution, which was initiated last year.

To support the HD transmissions from Synterra Media’s Moscow headquarters to RRsat’s Middle East facility, RRsat created a dedicated fiber connection comprising five parallel fiber lines. From its state-of-the-art facility, RRsat will distribute live content through a syndicated channel as well as ad hoc requests, to millions of European viewers via the RRsat capacity on Eutelsat E10A satellite. Transmissions will utilise HD video and DVB-S2 modulation to ensure a superior viewing experience.

“Synterra Media is pleased to choose RRsat as a distribution partner for the second year and to expand our relationship to include support for ad hoc requests,” said Valery Krylov, General Director of Synterra Media. “RRsat’s winning combination of state-of-the-art distribution solutions, around-the-clock technical support and excellent service enables KHL fans across Europe to experience exciting hockey matches seamlessly, in real time.”

“RRsat’s enhanced ability to deliver sports and live event programming, thanks to our top-of-the-line infrastructure, global facilities and commitment to providing 24/7 support, make us the ideal distribution partner for sports content,” said Lior Rival, Chief Commercial Officer of RRsat. “We are glad that Synterra Media recognizes RRsat’s expertise and has decided to continue partnering with us for the distribution of KHL broadcasts for a second year.”

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