Home2US Goes to SES AMERICOM to Deliver Open Pay TV Platform

Thursday, April 15, 2004

AMC-4 Satellite Distributing Foreign Programming to Ethnic U.S. DTH Audiences

April 15, 2004 - Princeton, NJ - SES AMERICOM, an SES GLOBAL company (Luxembourg and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges: SESG), announced today that it has signed a service agreement with Home2US Communications Inc., the operator of an open pay TV direct-to-home platform, enlisting its AMC-4 satellite to distribute popular, foreign-produced television channels to culturally diverse audiences throughout the U.S. The Home2US service will be represented in Las Vegas at the NAB in the SES AMERICOM booth #C10934.

Home2US, founded by a team experienced at successfully offering pay TV services to DTH subscribers in Europe, is set to provide a cost-effective solution to foreign broadcasters who want to reach a burgeoning subscriber base in America. Home2US, with the support of SES AMERICOM, offers a comprehensive suite of turn-key and a la carte services to broadcasters, including space segment, conditional access, comprehensive subscriber management and fulfillment, hardware provisioning and state-of-the-art customer support.

"By offering popular programming from countries around the world, Home2US is bringing some comforts of native homelands, through familiar television shows, to a vast and varied audience," said Carl Capista, vice president of media and entertainment services for SES AMERICOM. "SES AMERICOM's AMC-4 satellite is a reliable, state-of-the-art platform that will ensure Home2US has the national reach it needs to successfully meet its important objective."

"Home2US is pleased to be building its radio and pay TV platform on AMC-4. Our customers and the markets we serve in America rely on global end-to-end distribution solutions, and SES AMERICOM is an innovative leader in worldwide satellite services," said Emrah Ozkan, CEO of Home2US Communications, Inc. "We can now deliver popular programming from around the world to the entire U.S. market, with the best satellite fleet available. We will be building new, valuable neighborhoods aboard AMC-4, to address the growing programming needs of new and existing markets."


The largest supplier of satellite services in the U.S., SES AMERICOM, Inc. is recognized as a pioneer of global satellite communications services. Established in 1973 with its first satellite circuit for the U.S. Department of Defense, the company currently operates a fleet of 15 spacecraft in orbital positions predominantly providing service throughout the Americas. As a member of the SES GLOBAL family (Luxembourg and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges: SESG), AMERICOM is able to provide end-to-end telecommunications solutions to any region in the world. In 2001, the company established AMERICOM Government Services, a wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to providing satellite-based communications solutions to both civilian and defense agencies of the U.S. government. In 2003, SES AMERICOM formed WORLDSAT, a wholly owned subsidiary that markets capacity on five satellites covering Asia, and the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean regions, and connecting premier regional satellite fleets. With its combined operations, SES AMERICOM serves broadcasters, cable programmers, aeronautical and maritime communications integrators, Internet service providers, mobile communications networks, government agencies, educational institutions, carriers and secure global data networks with efficient communication and content distribution solutions. SES AMERICOM key customers include ABC Radio Networks, Antrix Corporation Ltd., AT&T Alascom, British Telecom, Connexion by Boeing, Deutsche Welle, Discovery, EchoStar, Fox, Gannett, TV Guide/Gemstar, Globecomm Systems, HBO, Hughes Network Systems, JSAT, Korea Telecom, MCI, NBC, The New York Times, NHK, PaxNet, PBS, PCCW, SCC, TELE Greenland, TV Europa, TimeWarner, Unitel Hellas, Viacom, and various agencies of the U.S. government