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RRsat Upgrades Occasional Use Services Division for the Upcoming Sports Season

RE'EM, Israel , June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — RRsat Global
Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a rapidly growing provider of
comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the
television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today that it has
upgraded its occasional use services division for the upcoming sports season.
RRsat provides uplink, downlink and turnaround services from and to almost
anywhere on the globe. The success of the occasional use services division,
already delivering more than 30,000 hours of occasional-use content per year,
is primarily due to RRsat's flexibility and quality of service combined with
the extensive RRsat Global Network comprising over 40 digital satellite
platforms and vast fiber optic capacity.

RRsat has designed a completely new, advanced Master Control Room (MCR),
fully dedicated to the 24/7/365 occasional use services division, using the
most cutting-edge technology and highly skilled staff. With equipment
acquired from vendors such as Snell, Ericsson (Tandberg Television) and
Miranda Technologies, RRsat is implementing a range of robust solutions for
the creation, management and distribution of content. These include an
advanced large-scale 3G matrix, an HD motion-compensated convertor that
enables RRsat to perform myriad format conversion and audio processing tasks,
including Dolby E routing, to ensure sports feed quality. Using a live
multiview system along with an overall monitor and control application,
RRsat's staff can monitor and control HD, SD or other transport sources with
real-time alerts and automatic redundancy for possible faults in the service
chain.

The increased IRD capacity, along with large scale RF and IF routers,
enlarges HD/SD amount of I/Os, increases DVB-S2 capabilities, allows signal
decryption and encryption as needed, and permits up to 32 simultaneous
incoming feeds for the occasional use market. The large number of new and
existing encoders and modulators permit RRsat to provide services with any
required formats: MPEG-2 or h.264, DVB-S, DSNG or S2 at the highest
modulation hierarchies.

“RRsat has been providing global occasional use turnaround services to
major clients for over five years, covering numerous types of live events,
such as sports and news originating throughout the world. This upgrade
increases the sophistication and speed of response of the RRsat occasional
use services division in order to connect a great variety of sources to a
breadth of destination with a push of a button – satellite to satellite,
satellite to fiber, fiber to satellite and fiber to fiber. In addition, two
clients connected to the RRsat Global Network will be able to readily
establish a connection between them in order to share feeds between them,”
commented Shmulik Itzhaki , Sr. Director, Broadcast Sales & Occasional Use of
RRsat. “The new technologies and increased equipment improve workflows,
decrease risk of failure and permit RRsat staff to spend more time
communicating with its clients. We believe these new developments will enable
us to further increase our service levels to current and new potential
customers.”

About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global,
comprehensive, content management and distribution services to the rapidly
expanding television and radio broadcasting industries, and communications
solutions to the maritime, terrestrial and aviation markets through
Station711, its mobile satellite arm. Through its proprietary “RRsat Global
Network,” composed of satellite and terrestrial fiber optic transmission
capacity and the public Internet, RRsat is able to offer high-quality and
flexible global distribution services for content providers. RRsat's
comprehensive content management services include producing and playing out
TV content as well as providing satellite newsgathering services (SNG). RRsat
concurrently provide these services to more than 550 television and radio
channels, covering more than 150 countries.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding (i) the growth of our business and the television and radio
broadcasting industries, (ii) our expectation to expand our client base and
sell additional services to our existing client base, (iii) our ability to
expand the product and service portfolio of Station711, (iv) our ability to
successfully integrate the teleports we acquired, (v) our ability to develop
and commercialize the RRinternetTV service, (vi) our expectation to extend
the average length of our contracts in the future, (vii) our ability to
report future successes and (viii) our intention to distribute dividends in
the future and the size of any dividends declared. These forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on
current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the
companies and the industry as of the date of this press release. The company
undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect
subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its
expectations, except as may be required by law. Forward-looking statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to
differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements,
including the risks indicated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC). For more details, please refer to our SEC filings and the
amendments thereto, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year
ended December 31, 2009 and our Current Reports on Form 6-K.

    Company Contact Information:
    Gil Efron, CFO
    Tel: +972-8-861-0000
    Email: investors@RRsat.com

    External Investor Relations Contacts:
    Ehud Helft / Kenny Green
    Tel: +1-646-201-9246


SOURCE RRSat Global Communications Network Ltd

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