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RR Media Announces Value-Added Online Sports Services Available on Any Screen

Enables sports organizations to offer dedicated premium and subscription based content to worldwide audiences, accessible from any screen and device

Airport City Business Park, Israel(14 Oct 2015)

RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM), a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast and media industries, is providing a new value-added online sports platform for sports organizations, in partnership with Pi Telecom.  Users get access to various free and subscription based premium content on any screen and device. This solution opens up exciting premium content to sports fans around the world, enhancing viewers’ engagement and increasing monetization opportunities with subscriptions, advertising, merchandising and social media experiences.

Users can access and watch on-demand and exclusive content and services from sports federations, leagues, teams, broadcasters, channels and media rights agencies. These include: official on demand and live streaming content channels; archive content, such as classic matches; premium highlights and feature interviews; multi-lingual content; and services such as merchandise and ticketing and accessing social media. The platform is already being used by FC Barcelona for their Game PASS service, offering users the ability to watch FC Barcelona matches on demand, including the greatest Barça matches in La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, along with exclusive content about the players.

Elad Manishviz, CMO of RR Media, said, “Many of the top names in sports already use RR Media’s sports services, which include content management, playout, global content distribution and other online video services. We’re constantly looking for innovative solutions to add to our offering. This joint solution gives sports customers a highly flexible and scalable platform to broaden the reach and availability of premium sports content to worldwide audiences, enriching viewers’ experience and generating new revenues. It offers us an effective way of bridging the gap between the traditional broadcast world and new digital media capabilities.” 

This new service can be offered as a fully managed service, where RR Media takes full responsibility for the management of the platform or alternatively as a white label.

Ariel Aig, CEO of Pi Telecom, added, “We’re proud to collaborate with RR Media. With our advanced technologies and abilities in the online space combined with RR Media’s servicing and solutions as a major player in the sports arena, we bring the most advanced offering to sports organizations, delivering some of the best sporting moments to millions of viewers, wherever they are in the world, on any device or screen. With so much sports content produced daily, the options are endless.” 

About RR Media

RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM) works in partnership with the world’s leading media players to transform content into valuable media assets. RR Media’s complete ecosystem of digital media services maximize the potential of media and entertainment content, covering four main areas: smart global content distribution network with an optimized combination of satellite, fiber and the Internet; content management and channel origination; sports, news & live events; and online video services. RR Media provides scalable, converged digital media services to more than 1,000 broadcasters, content owners, sports leagues and right holders. Every day, the company manages and delivers over 24,000 hours of broadcast content, over 4,000 hours of online video and VOD content and over 350 hours of premium sports and live events. The company delivers content to 95% of the world’s population reaching viewers of multiplatform operators, VOD platforms, online video and direct-to-home services. Visit the company's website