RR Media acquires Romania's ESS

Avi Cohen

Eastern Space Systems (ESS) operates in Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe.

RR Media Ltd. (Nasdaq:RRM), which provides digital content management and distribution services for television and radio networks from all over the world, reports that it is acquiring Romanian company Eastern Space Systems (ESS). ESS is a private company that provides content management, distribution, and consultation services.

The acquisition will provide RR Media with additional satellite coverage through the Intelsat 1W satellite, and access to one of the fastest growing distribution platforms for digital content, with more than 17 million television-viewing households in Central and Eastern Europe and Scandinavial.

The acquisition will also expand RR Media's smart network, and provide the company with additional penetration into Europe on ESS's fiber-optic infrastructure, as well as local IP capabilities and fiber-optic infrastructure in Romania.

" "This acquisition is part of our continued strategy to accelerate growth, create scale and enhance our geographic presence," RR Media CEO Avi Cohen said. "It meaningfully adds to our global business of content management and distribution infrastructure and local talent, as well as expands our services, especially in the areas where we've extended our satellite and fiber coverage in Central Europe. This growing region is underserved, dominated by small companies, and we view it as a prime opportunity to capture market share by leveraging our scale, global presence, and comprehensive offering.

"Accordingly, we are confident we can further penetrate Central Europe, gaining new customers and producing increasing revenue opportunities in the coming years. In addition, this acquisition bolsters our already strong customer base, giving us access to several upper tier customers."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on April 12, 2015

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