Asia-Pacific Media Companies Turn to Intelsat for Regional Expansion

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Asia-Pacific Media Companies Turn to Intelsat for Regional Expansion

Companies leveraging Intelsat's satellite fleet and IntelsatOne terrestrial network for reliable distribution

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intelsat S.A. (NYS: I) , the world's leading provider of satellite services, announced today agreements with leading media customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hong Kong-based TVBI Company Limited (TVBI), the worldwide operating arm of Television Broadcasts Limited, one of the world's largest producers and distributors of Chinese-language programming, recently renewed a multi-year agreement on Intelsat 19. TVBI will use the capacity to deliver its premier content to customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition, KDDI, a Japan-based global telecommunications company, recently signed an agreement with Intelsat to deliver managed media services via the IntelsatOne network. With an IntelsatOne edge node at the company's New York City location, the IP network will connect KDDI's customer's four U.S. bureaus, as well as a European bureau, with the customer's Tokyo headquarters over KDDI's fiber network, delivering multiple video, file transfer and voice services.

The scalable network connects seamlessly with legacy services, such as on-net video contribution for Japanese broadcasters, via Intelsat's owned and operated teleports and customer affiliates in the United States.

Intelsat offers the premier video neighborhoods in Asia-Pacific, with excellent penetration throughout the region. Media providers continue to take advantage of Intelsat's satellite fleet and IntelsatOne network to reach customers in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

"These agreements exemplify the aggressive growth in media distribution services across Asia-Pacific," said Intelsat RVP of Asia-Pacific Sales Terry Bleakley. "Major programmers in the region continue to turn to Intelsat's premier video neighborhoods for the flexible delivery of unique content on multiple platforms, reinforcing our critical role in the global infrastructure."

About Intelsat

Intelsat (NYS: I) is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world's leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.

Intelsat Safe Harbor Statement

Some of the statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. The forward-looking statements made in this release reflect Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of Intelsat's control. Known risks include, among others, the risks included in Intelsat's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the political, economic and legal conditions in the markets we are targeting for communications services or in which we operate and other risks and uncertainties inherent in the telecommunications business in general and the satellite communications business in particular. Because actual results could differ materially from Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about the future, you are urged to view all forward-looking statements contained in this news release with caution. Intelsat does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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