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Eutelsat Condemns Jamming of Broadcasts From Iran and Renews Appeals for Decisive Action to International Regulators

October 4, 2012

PARIS, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today made a new appeal to international
regulatory authorities to urgently intervene in order to put an end to repeated jamming of
satellite signals from Iran. This new appeal follows significant deliberate interference
from Iran since October 3 of international networks, including BBC Persian, the Voice of
America’s Persian service and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Radio Farda, that
broadcast via Eutelsat satellites.

The practice of deliberate interference with broadcast signals is a violation of rules
of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Today’s complaint by Eutelsat
officially asks the ANFR, France’s national frequency agency, to renew its objection to
jamming to the ITU so that it can be addressed as a priority.

This new condemnation and call for action to regulatory authorities follows appeals
made by Eutelsat since May 2009 to put an end to unacceptable deliberate jamming of
broadcast signals from Iran.

About Eutelsat Communications

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding
company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity commercialised on 29 satellites that provide
coverage across Europe, as well as the Middle East, Africa and significant parts of Asia
and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world’s three leading satellite operators. As of
30 June 2012 Eutelsat’s satellites were broadcasting more than 4,250 television channels
to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The
Group’s satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications
services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet
Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat’s broadband
subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates high speed Internet services through teleports
in France and Italy that serve consumers, enterprises, local communities, government
agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in
Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 750 commercial, technical and
operational professionals. This culturally diverse staff comprises employees from 30
countries. http://www.eutelsat.com

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