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TMCNet:  RRsat buys SM2 Sports & Media Solutions

[November 15, 2012]

RRsat buys SM2 Sports & Media Solutions

Nov 15, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) said that its U.S. subsidiary, RRsat America Global Communications Network Inc. (RRsat America) has acquired the assets and operations of SM2 Sports & Media Solutions, a U.S. based premier provider of occasional-use international sports distribution and syndication services.

SM2 works with many of the major international sports agencies and broadcasters around the world, to deliver their content reliably and cost effectively.

SM2's clients include the U.S. National Football League, USGA, LPGA, ESPN International, IMG Media, B SKY B, Viasat and others. Among other major accomplishments, SM2 assisted the NFL in delivering its initial high definition broadcast of the Super Bowl to its European broadcast partners.

SM2's operations will be integrated into RRsat America and Susanna Mandel-Mantello, the founder of SM2, will join RRsat America. Mantello has worked in the sports broadcasting industry for over sixteen years, including eight years at the National Hockey League as director of International Broadcasting. Mantello will further develop RRsat's sports and special events (Occasional Use - OU) as well as the 24/7 business in the United States, enhancing its reputation in launching and supporting new broadcasting technologies and ensuring that clients receive the highest transmission quality on all feeds, through access to RRsat's global network. As a result, RRsat America will be able to more aggressively and effectively compete for new and larger contracts.

RRsat Global Communications Network provides global, end-to-end, content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries, covering more than 150 countries. Visit the company's website http://www.rrsat.com Comments on this story may be sent to tww.feedback@m2.com

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