CSTV A-Sky-Net DTH Service Launches On NSS-6 For Australia

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 

Chinese Satellite Communications Inc. (CSTV) contracts SES NEW SKIES satellite

THE HAGUE — SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces that it has been contracted by Chinese Satellite Communications Inc. (CSTV) to provide transponder capacity on the NSS-6 satellite for their A-Sky-Net direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service targeting the Australian Region. CSTV’s A-Sky-Net DTH service currently offers a comprehensive mix of Chinese channels geared to cater to a wide range of ethnic Chinese viewers and will initially utilize a full transponder. The DTH package will be uplinked from Taiwan and can be received throughout Australia.

Taiwan based Chinese Satellite Communications Inc. provides more than 50 channels of high-quality DTH service via various satellites to cover viewers in metropolitan and remote areas within the Asia-Pacific region. Besides its core DTH service, CSTV also engages in the business of satellite uplink services, channel distribution, web based television and development of new media technologies and content platforms, etc.

States Wang Chih-Lung, President and CEO of CSTV: “Our target markets in Australia are ideally covered by SES NEW SKIES’ NSS-6 satellite, allowing for direct-to-home reception of the A-Sky-Net bouquet of channels on small, easy to install satellite dishes. We look forward to growing our audience reach through the high-powered NSS-6 transmissions.”

Scott Sprague, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at SES NEW SKIES, said: “NSS-6 at 95° East and NSS-11 at 108.2° East are becoming the satellites of choice for niche DTH bouquets in the Asia-Pacific region. NSS-6 offers the flexibility of uplinking in any one of six beams and downlinking in any of the six high-powered Ku-band beams.We are delighted that CSTV has chosen NSS-6 to carry its Australia DTH package.”