SISLink and Intelsat form partnership to launch HD delivery service in U.S.

Intelsat, Ltd., a provider of commercial satellite services,
and SISLink, the provider of satellite uplink services in Europe, have formed a
strategic alliance to launch an HD-ready automated video delivery service for
satellite newsgathering (SNG) users in the
United States.

The strategic alliance will offer Intelsat uPod, a fully integrated
broadcasting solution that will allow U.S. SNG operators to execute real-time
broadcasting services more efficiently. The new service will blend Intelsat’s
space and ground infrastructure with SISLink’s uPod system to support web-based
scheduling and transmission of live standard and high definition video, as well
as voice and Internet communications, between wherever news or sports events
are unfolding throughout the continental
United States.

SISLink’s SNG uplink system, uPod, has proven to be the uplink of choice for
European broadcasters due to its simplicity, HD compatibility and its
reliability. Removing the need for a skilled uplink engineer, uPod allows
broadcasters to have a true one-person SNG operation, with increased
flexibility yet returning significant cost savings. As part of this agreement,
SISLink developed a new, smaller version of the uPod, the uPod Micro, which is
small enough to be mounted onto any vehicle.

The new service is scheduled to be launched in April 2008, initially targeting
customers who lease full-time space segment capacity for SNG applications. A
version of the service targeting occasional-use customers is planned for launch
later in 2008.

“In Intelsat, SISLink has found a partner with a strong business base in the
U.S. and a
shared focus on exceeding its customers’ requirements. Our revolutionary,
client-empowering approach to the uplink process combined with Intelsat’s reach
and flexibility, has made SISLink’s most ambitious plan a reality,” said David
Meynell, SISLink Managing Director. “Together, we are changing the way the
world gathers and delivers news content.”

“Our highly coveted North American Galaxy fleet is unrivaled in the industry, providing
the sought-after access news organizations require to meet their broadcasting
needs,” said Stephen Spengler, Intelsat’s Executive Vice

President, Sales and Marketing. “By combining our industry-leading strengths,
SISLink and Intelsat can now offer the most unique solution for content
delivery currently available in the SNG market.”

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