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Satmex Signs Media Networks Latin America to Multi-Year, Multi-Transponder Agreement

Sept. 19, 2011


Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C. V. (Satmex), announced that Media Networks Latin America (MNLA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telefonica International and  provider of satellite distribution and technical operations services, have signed a multi-year and multi-transponder capacity contract for broadband data services throughout Latin America.  The announcement was made today by Patricio Northland, CEO, Satmex, and Werner Schuler, CEO Media Networks Latin America.


MNLA will initially utilize services through the Satmex 5 satellite Ku Band. Satmex 5 has a strong customer base in the highly desirable orbital position 116.8 degrees W that provides services throughout the Americas.


Once Satmex launches the new satellite Satmex 8, in the third quarter of 2012, MNLA will migrate its operations from Satmex 5 to the new Satmex 8.  Satmex 8 offers numerous advantages over Satmex 5, including additional capacity, improved geographic coverage and higher power.


"Media Networks Latin America is the leader in providing wholesale video and data services throughout the region and its long-term commitment to Satmex serves as an endorsement of our satellites' capabilities," said Satmex's Mr. Northland.  "Latin America is a highly attractive market for satellite communications and we're pleased that we will be able to extend our satellite services with the addition of Satmex 8. We are looking forward to working with Media Networks Latin America in meeting the growing demand for satellite networks throughout the region."


"As Media Networks Latin America currently provides over 400 standard and high definition channels and more than 4 millions set-top boxes across Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama and Dominican Republic, with more than 2 millions subscribers, we are eager to secure more satellite capacity and increase our coverage area," added MNLA's Mr. Schuler. "Our agreement with SatMex provides us with the opportunity to expand our operations while providing our clients and customers with consistently superior services."