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February 3rd, 2011

SES WORLD SKIES... Transponders For TIBA (Capacity)

[SatNews] Already home to Latin America’s premier cable neighborhood, SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), now has a capacity extension agreement with TIBA to enable the distribution of an expanding channel lineup across Latin America through 2030.

TIBA has agreed to extend its use of more than five transponders aboard SES WORLD SKIES’ advanced SES-6 satellite for the entire life of the spacecraft. SES-6 is scheduled to replace NSS-806 when it’s launched in early 2013 with more capacity in the coveted 319.5 degrees East orbital slot. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the full-service satellite communications provider relies on SES WORLD SKIES capacity and expertise to deliver premium, brand-name television programming to thousands of cable operators serving more than 30 million households throughout the entire region. Distribution services were initiated earlier this month as part of the capacity deal designed to provide continuous coverage aboard NSS-806 and its advanced replacement SES-6.