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April 2nd, 2009

New AMC-3 Capacity For Gulfcom

AMC-3 satellite SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG), has announced Gulfcom has signed a five-year distribution agreement to meet the niche programming needs of cable operators serving the tropical region.

Gulfcom is leveraging a full transponder (36 megahertz) of capacity aboard the AMC-3 satellite to help cable operators offer a complete entertaining and informative programming lineup for both residents and visitors of the Caribbean. Launched in September 1997 and located at 87 degrees West, AMC-3 is a hybrid C- and Ku-band satellite. C-band transponders aboard the spacecraft primarily deliver cable, radio and educational programming. The satellite’s Ku capacity serves the education, broadcast, business television and broadband markets.