In a landmark move, RR Media (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, today announced that it has been chosen as a delivery partner for Premier League football club Arsenal’s International Programming Block.
The distribution of the weekly Arsenal Media programming block from the London based football club will consist of two magazine shows plus the matches Arsenal plays during that week, via major teleports located in Israel and the U.S.
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The three-year deal will see RR Media utilizing its smart global distribution network to take the content from BT in London through its global media center and optimizing delivery, using fiber and satellite to Europe and Asia to an audience reach of millions of households. There is an option for further distribution using the RR Media network into the future into new regions.
The announcement comes as RR Media continues to expand its global sports distribution portfolio, which includes working with NFL Super Bowl, Fox Sports International and the PGA Championships.
Luca Marinoni, Head of Sports and Live Events at RR Media, said in a press release: “We are thrilled to have the privilege to distribute high quality content for one of the world’s most successful and recognized Premier League clubs. This demonstrates our ability to distribute high profile sports content worldwide, whilst also giving us the platform for future partnerships with sporting clubs and organizations.”