RRsat has launched a new solution that enables major international broadcasters to reach cable and DTH services in Russia and the CIS.
The solution, which includes a full range of services from the RRsat Emek HaEla teleport in Israel, combines RRsat’s Ku-Band MCPC platform on the new Yamal-300K satellite.
Located at 90 degrees East, this covers western, central and eastern regions of Russia and the CIS, reaching 98% of the population, and utilises frequencies that are ideal for DTH and TV contribution to cable headends.
It has already been deployed by a number of RRsat customers including SonLife Broadcasting Network (SBN) and Angel TV.
Commenting on the development, Lior Rival, chief commercial officer at RRsat, said: “RRsat’s new solution for Russia and the CIS demonstrates our commitment to helping our clients cost-effectively expand their broadcasts to reach viewers throughout the world.”
“We are thrilled to offer a new solution that, combined with the optimal coverage provided by the Yamal -300K satellite, enables our customers to reach almost every household in Russia and the CIS, a population exceeding 275 million people.”