Monday, April 14, 2008

Elite Entertainment Selects Home2US to Support Launch of New TV Service Across Colombia

Home2US Subscriber Management System offers flexibility to meet Elite’s future needs

HERNDON, VA - April 14, 2008 - Home2US (www.home2us.com), a leading provider of top international television and radio programming to ethnic audiences throughout the U.S. and beyond, today announced it has inked a major agreement with Elite Entertainment Television to help launch a new direct-to-home television service across Colombia, South America. 

As part of the multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal, Home2US has been selected to provide DTH expertise and know-how, distribute content, set top box equipment, conditional access, and subscriber management solutions critical to the success of Elite's new television offering. The Elite DTH lineup is set to reach TV screens in the fall and will ultimately feature 126 channels of standard (SD), high-definition (HD), and pay-per-view Spanish-language content. 

"Elite Entertainment has selected Home2US, the fastest growing international DTH platform in the U.S., to help ensure the high quality service our customers in South and Central America will quickly come to enjoy and expect," said Ivan Almeyda, Elite Entertainment CEO and industry veteran. "Our alliance with Home2US is all about great programming and great choices for a wide range of audiences." 

"The alliance between Home2US and Elite Entertainment is a win-win for television viewers throughout South, Central, and North America. It's the latest in a series of pacts with DTH operators that demonstrate the strength of our business and expertise reaches well beyond U.S. borders," said Emrah Ozkan, president and CEO of Home2US. "At the same time, the new Spanish-language content that we help develop and aggregate for Elite will ultimately be delivered to other Spanish-speaking audiences around the world." 

In addition to the provisioning of equipment and top programming, Home2US will provide Elite Entertainment with use of its flexible and scalable Subscriber Management System (SMS), which enables accurate and reliable billing, access authorization, and the seamless integration of key operational solutions such as encryption and conditional access. The unique system offers a one-stop platform complete with superb customer acquisition and retention tools and the transparency that enables broadcasters and operators to make accurate business and system decisions on the fly.

About Elite Entertainment
Based in Bogota, Colombia, Elite Entertainment Television S.A. was granted the third DTH services license for Colombia by the Colombian authorities. Elite Entertainment will deliver outstanding satellite-based television services to Colombian customers beginning in the third quarter of this year. Elite will offer its services with the most advanced technology available in the market.

About Home2US
Home2US Communications, Inc. delivers the best international programming to direct-to-home audiences and mobile device users across North and South America. The firm, founded in 2003, leverages the reach and reliability of SES AMERICOM's AMC-4 satellite to deliver both television and radio programming to culturally diverse audiences across the U.S. and Canada. Home2US subscribers can choose from more than 40 channels. Later this year, Home2US will also deliver access to popular pay-per-view events.

Based in Herndon, Virginia, Home2US has additional U.S. offices and operations in Georgia, California, and strategic locations around the globe.