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Eutelsat Expands Partnership With RSCC to Serve Broadcasting Markets Across Russia via Three Key Orbital Positions

July 2, 2013

New agreement to develop DTH broadcasting from 56° East

PARIS, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the extension of
agreements with RSCC (the Russian Satellite Communications Company) for capacity on future
RSCC satellites designed to serve Russia’s vibrant market for digital broadcasting and
broadband services.

Building on leases signed in November 2012 for capacity on RSCC satellites to be
launched to 140degree(s) East in 2013 and 36degree(s) East in 2015, Eutelsat has now
concluded an additional 15-year lease with RSCC for 19 Ku-band transponders on Express-AT1
which is due for launch at the end of 2013 to 56degree(s) East. These three orbital
positions will together provide full coverage of the Russian Federation, from the Baltic
to the Pacific, enabling RSCC and Eutelsat to expand the digital infrastructure provided
to leading broadcast clients that include NTV+ and TricolorTV.

Eutelsat has also completed arrangements with RSCC for capacity on the EUTELSAT
36C/Express-AMU1 satellite to be located at 36degree(s) East. Equipped with up to 70 Ku
and Ka band transponders, this satellite will provide coverage of the European part of the
Russian Federation and ensure service continuity and growth for broadcast markets served
by Eutelsat in sub-Saharan Africa: a final 15-year lease for 16 Ku transponders has been
concluded with RSCC on EUTELSAT 36C/Express-AMU1. This capacity, together with the 18
Ka-band transponders on EUTELSAT 36C, capacity on Express-AT1 at 56degree(s) East and
Express-AT2 at 140degree(s) East will be commercialised by Eutelsat International Ltd., a
new consolidated subsidiary set up as Eutelsat’s platform to serve the market for
broadcast and broadband services in Russia. Nikolay Orlov, Eutelsat’s regional
vice-president for Russia and Ukraine, has been appointed CEO of Eutelsat International.

Underscoring the solid dynamic of the market, TricolorTV today confirmed that it has
signed a multi-year lease with Eutelsat International for a total of 16 transponders on
Express-AT1 at 56degree(s) East and Express-AT2 at 140degree(s) East to reach homes in the
footprint of both satellites in Siberia and the Far East from first quarter 2014. The
agreement positions Tricolor to take a significant step forward at 56degree(s) East, with
a broader package of digital and HD channels and new services, and also to launch a new
package of channels at 140degree(s) East. TricolorTV is already an anchor tenant at the
36degree(s) East position, reaching over 11 million homes in the European part of the
Russian Federation.

About Eutelsat Communications

With capacity commercialised on 31 satellites delivering reach of Europe, the Middle
East, Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat
Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world’s
leading satellite operators. As of 31 March 2013, Eutelsat’s satellites were broadcasting
more than 4,600 television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group’s satellites also provide a wide range of
services for TV contribution, corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets.
Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 780 commercial,
technical and operational professionals from 30 countries. http://www.eutelsat.com

SOURCE Eutelsat Communications


Source: PR Newswire