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January 3rd, 2010

AsiaSat — DTH Gets The AsiaSat 5 Treatment In Vietnam

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and Vietnam Multimedia Corporation (VTC) have signed a lease agreement for the use of multiple Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat 5 for a new, premium, Direct-to-Home (DTH) service in Vietnam. VTC will use the transponder capacity in early 2010 to provide a brand new DTH television service, distributing as many as 30 HD and 70 SD television channels to households in Vietnam. The new VTC's DTH package on AsiaSat 5 will offer a wide variety of premium content ranging from sports, entertainment to technology and lifestyle, addressing the interests of the Vietnamese public.