November 3, 2008

Microspace Contracts Additional NSS-7 Satellite Capacity With SES NEW SKIES

SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announces that Microspace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company and a leader in satellite services for business communications, digital cinema and digital signage, has contracted an additional 5.5 Mbps of capacity on the NSS-7 satellite at the orbital location of 338 degrees East. Microspace signed a five year agreement to provide uplink and bandwidth on NSS-7 from the Washington Mediaport to Europe for "Next Generation Retail Digital Signage Applications."

Digital signage is a 1billion USD industry that's growing at a breakneck pace. This growth is due in part to its ability to deliver interactive, timely and informational advertising and entertainment content at points of sale. Microspace's technology powers a significant number of North American digital signage networks. Current deployments represent signage in nearly 10,000 locations.

Joseph L. Amor III, Vice President and General Manager of Microspace, states: "Microspace has had a very good business relationship with SES NEW SKIES throughout the decade. Their service levels and satellite performance encourage us to continue doing business with them." Microspace is contracted on multiple full and partial transponders across five satellites with SES: AMC-1, AMC-3, AMC-8, NSS-7 and NSS-806.

Andrew Ruszkowski, Vice President North American Sales at SES NEW SKIES, said: "NSS-7 at 338 degrees East is the world's leading video contribution satellite. Its extensive coverage of the Atlantic Ocean region makes it an ideal satellite for bringing content from the East Coast of the U.S. to Europe. We look forward to providing Microspace with reliable and high-performance satellite transmission capacity to grow their digital signage business in Europe."

About NSS-7

NSS-7 is a state-of-the-art, hybrid Ku- and C-band satellite located at 338 degrees East over the Atlantic Ocean, providing coverage of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. The satellite is located at one of the hottest orbital locations for trans-Atlantic connectivity as well as internet connectivity from North America into Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The powerful, state-of-the-art spacecraft features 49 C-band transponders and 48 Ku-band transponders.

About Microspace

Microspace Communications Corporation (Microspace), a subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company, is the leader in satellite services for digital cinema, business communications and digital signage. The company operates the largest global business satellite broadcasting network with nearly 340,000 remote links worldwide. With a 20-year heritage, Microspace's VELOCITY(R) satellite services power networks for Morgan Stanley, Abercrombie and Fitch, John Deere and many, many more.

The VELOCITY service is available as either a dedicated solution or as an on-demand service, enabling customers to easily and affordably expand bandwidth as their needs change. Microspace is headquartered in the U.S. and has a presence in Europe and Latin America. For more information, visit

About Capitol Broadcasting

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, 99.9 The Fan, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh, NC, WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office building in Durham, NC


SES NEW SKIES is an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX: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 39 satellites in 26 orbital locations. Further information on the company is available at and on SES at