Mumbai: Communications Network announced it has signed an agreement with WatchIndia TV, a subscription-based service that enables the global Indian Diaspora to watch local Indian channels and programming through the Internet. WatchIndia TV is a subsidiary of Live Asia TV.
According to this agreement, RRsat will provide WatchIndia TV with various transmission services including down linking, turnaround, play out, and Internet connectivity. Using RRsat’s transmission services, WatchIndia TV will be able to extend its platform and offer its more than 500 000 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 RRsat CEO and founder David Rivel. "The ability to watch TV from your hometown through the Internet is a fast growing development. 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 Live Asia TV CEO and co-founder Jonathan Benartzi. "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."