RRsat provides internet distribution for WatchIndia

RRsat Global Communications
Network, a provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution
services to the television and radio broadcasting industries has signed an
agreement with WatchIndia TV, a video platform which enables live and on-
demand broadcasting of well-known Indian TV stations worldwide. RRsat will
provide Watchindia TV with various transmission services including downlinking,
turnaround, playout, and Internet connectivity. Using RRSAT’s transmission
services, Watchindia TV will be able to extend its platform and offer its more
than 500 thousand users with additional live and on-demand channels broadcast
from India.

“As a growing company in a
rapidly evolving market, it is important that we are able to support the latest
technologies and changing viewing trends,” commented David Rivel, CEO and
Founder of RRsat. “The ability to watch TV from your hometown through the
Internet, wherever you are in the world, is a new and fast growing development,
particularly as people become more mobile and Internet bandwidth grows. We
believe we are very well positioned to enable this emerging and growing trend.”
“Our partnership with
RRsat will enable us to expand our platform to support our increasing global
subscriber base,” said Jonathan Benartzi, CEO and CO-Founder of Live Asia TV.
“As the Indian content market grows, we are committed to providing access to a
larger number of channels. The partnership with RRsat guarantees we will
continue to do it rapidly and aggressively.”
Watchindia TV is a
subscription-based service which enables the global Indian diaspora to watch local
Indian channels and programming through the Internet. WatchIndia TV is a
subsidiary of Live Asia TV.