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October 8th, 2009

SatBroadcasting: UTV Movies Gain MEASAT-3a Capacity

MEASAT-3a satellite UTV Entertainment Television Limited (“UTV”) has signed an agreement for capacity on MEASAT Satellite systems Sdn. Bhd.'s MEASAT-3a for the carriage of UTV Movies, their flagship Hindi movie channel. UTV Movies is distributed by UTV Global Broadcasting Limited, the broadcasting arm of UTV. The channel is the only Hindi movie channel originating from a motion picture studio with an enviable library of blockbusters. MEASAT supplies SATCOM services to Asia’s leading broadcasters, DTH platforms, and telecom operators. Operating four communications satellites, the MEASAT fleet is able to provide satellite capacity to over 145 countries that represent 80 percent of the world’s population across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia. With the newly launched MEASAT-3a satellite located at the Company’s key orbital slot at 91.5 degrees East, the MEASAT fleet has a total of 100 transponders across four satellites.