No Place Like Home: SES AMERICOM and Home2US Sign Up KT to Bring Native Asian Programming to Asian Americans

Monday, April 18, 2005

No Place Like Home: SES AMERICOM and Home2US Sign Up KT to Bring Native Asian Programming to Asian Americans

Home to growing Korean neighborhood, AMC-4 satellite is poised to serve Asian-speaking communities throughout North and South America

PRINCETON, NJ . April 18, 2005 . Sharing a commitment to deliver popular and familiar programming direct from distant homelands to ethnic populations everywhere, SES AMERICOM, an SES GLOBAL company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges: SESG), and Home2US today announced a new offering to bring an exciting line-up of Korea Telecom.s (KT) broadcast channels to living rooms across North and South America.

With Home2US and SESAMERICOM already beaming The Asian Network (TAN TV) and Onnuri TV/CGNTV, featuring lineups of educational, religious and family entertainment, across North America, the Asian platform built on SES AMERICOM.s AMC-4 satellite serves as a reliable distribution point for new Asian channels and new IP-based services aimed at delivering information and entertainment to markets across North America.

"By distributing Korean programming on AMC-4, Home2US has opened the door to some exciting possibilities for a wide range of service offerings for Asian-speaking audiences living in the U.S. and throughout the North and South American regions," said Carl Capista, vice president of North American media services for SES AMERICOM. "Home2US.s impressive acquisition of KT as a customer provides further credibility to the platform and will pave the way for new broadcasters looking to bring their content to audiences in the Americas."

"The alliance between Home2US and SES AMERICOM is dedicated to bridging the information and entertainment gap experienced by millions of ethnic television viewers, who live far away from their favorite and familiar programming and content," said Emrah Ozkan, CEO of Home2US. "By combining the fastest growing DTH platform in the U.S. with the reliable reach of SES AMERICOM satellites, expanding audiences can now receive an increasing number of channels straight from their homelands."

Launched in 1999, the AMC-4 satellite is a Lockheed Martin A2100 hybrid C-band and Ku-band spacecraft located at 101° west longitude. When paired with AMC-1 at 103° west, AMC-4.s C-band transponders offer a premiere cable neighborhood that can be picked up on a single ground antenna. AMC-4.s Ku-band transponders serve the broadcasting, VSAT, business television, and broadband Internet markets.

About KT

KT (which recently changed its name from Korea Telecom, NYSE: KTC), established in 1981, is the leading telecommunication solution provider in Korea, providing services of ADSL, VDSL, leased line, satellite, cable cervices and high speed Internet network infrastructure. The company currently has approximately 23 million customers. KT Corp's research and development strategy is focused on broadband, IP, wire/wireless integration and e-Portal activities. For more information on KT, visit its Web site at