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(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 17, 2008 ) The Hague - SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces that it has concluded a multi-year agreement with Global Broadcasting and Multimedia Inc. (GBMI) to provide multiple-transponder capacity on the NSS-11 satellite for their new G-Sat direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service targeting the Asian Region.

GBMI is a Samoa based multinational corporation run by international professional management groups and is notably engaged in satellite wireless transmissions, satellite internet and data applications, DTH TV as well as providing ‘head end in the sky’ service for its cable operators.
GBMI’s G-Sat DTH service currently offers a comprehensive mix of international programs including English, Mandarin, Korean, Tagalog, Japanese and Spanish channels geared to cater to a wide range of viewers.

States Philip Chien, President and CEO of GBMI: “SES NEW SKIES’ high-power NSS-11 satellite provides optimal DTH coverage of our target markets, allowing for reception of the G-Star bouquet of channels on small, easy to install dishes. DTH satellite television is hugely successful in major markets around the world and we are convinced that the G-Sat offer on NSS-11 will meet consumer demand in the region.”

Elias Zaccack, Vice President of Sales Asia-Pacific at SES NEW SKIES, concurs: “NSS-11 offers excellent look angles for East Asia. Just like NSS-6 at 95° East, the satellite is ideally designed to provide DTH services to several markets throughout Asia-Pacific. We look forward to working with GBMI to successfully develop the satellite DTH market in the Asian region.”

About NSS-11

From the orbital position of 108.2° East, NSS-11 provides high-powered Ku-band coverage of China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, South Asia, and parts of the Middle East. The spacecraft enables a full range of media and data applications, from direct-to-home television broadcasting to government communications and VSAT networks. NSS-11 is currently home to a number of Chinese-, Indian- and Korean-language television channels and pay-TV platforms, and supports an estimated 40,000 VSAT terminals in India.

For further information please contact:
Yves Feltes
Media Relations
Tel: +352 710 725 311


SES NEW SKIES is an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) offering satellite communication services to a range of customers including telecommunications providers, broadcasters, corporations and governments around the world. SES NEW SKIES has a global fleet of seven satellites in orbit, with three additional spacecraft under construction (NSS-9, NSS-12 and NSS-14) and ground facilities around the world.

Headquartered in The Hague, the company has offices in Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C. In addition to SES NEW SKIES, SES wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA in Europe and SES AMERICOM in North America, 90% of SES SIRIUS in Europe, and strategic participations in Ciel in Canada and Quetzsat in Mexico. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a global fleet of 38 satellites in 25 orbital locations. Further information on the company is available at www.ses-newskies.comand on SES at www.ses.com


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