Moscow, Russia (PRWEB) November 12, 2005
TV Channel Russia Today selects RRSAT Global Network as Distribution Platform.
By the end of the current year the new Russian round-the-clock English-speaking news television channel “Russia Today TV” will be broadcasting live internationally by satellite in English to Europe, North America, Asia and Africa via the RRSAT Global Network.
“Russia Today TV” will provide information about events in Russia, and give viewers an opportunity to gain a Russian perspective on world events. It will send a realistic image of the country to audiences beyond its borders and bring an atmosphere of home to fellow countrymen living abroad. This is a challenging and ambitious project, and there is confidence the channel will represent Russia appropriately on the international scene, senior executives say.
“Russia Today TV” chose the most popular satellites for its global distribution, said David Rivel, founder and CEO of RRSAT Global Network.
The channel will be available to viewers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa via the HotBird-6 satellite; in the USA and Canada via Intelsat Americas 5 (Telstar-5); and in Asia and Australia via the Thaicom-3 satellite.
“We found in RRSAT the right partner for our satellite distribution,” said Sergey Frolov, General Director of “TV Novosti”, “Russia Today”s parent company. Their proposal proved to be efficient and cost-effective.
About Russia Today
Russia Today is a new, round-the-clock English-language news channel founded by the Russian information agency RIA Novosti. More than 300 journalists, Russian and foreign, work together to produce its news programmes. Participation by foreign professionals with vast experience working for international TV companies and news agencies will ensure high output quality. The integrity of the channel’s news content is based on international broadcasting standards.
Coverage of life in Russia -- credible and impartial -- is a crucial element of the new channel's programming. Output will present a wide spectrum of opinion, including that of experts and political analysts of repute from both Russia and abroad.
“We believe this will help our audience to view affairs in a new context and better understand world events,” said Sergey Frolov. “We anticipate that RTTV will enable its viewers to acquire in-depth knowledge of what is really happening in Russia.”
For more information visit http://www.russiatoday.ru/index.html
Phone: (095) 540 24 50
RRSAT is the fastest-growing provider of end-to-end transmission and playout services to the global satellite broadcasting industry. This includes channel distribution and backhaul services, SNG services, sports feeds and other occasional feed services. It also includes production support, playout centers and other value-added services to provide customers with complete solutions.
RRSAT’s new focus for 2005 is VOD, HD, MPEG 4 and Media 9 broadcasting. RRSAT provides global distribution services via satellite on a 24-hour daily basis to more than 150 TV channels on 16 digital platforms worldwide.
For more information
Phone: +972 8 625 75 00
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