EUTELSAT’S KA-SAT SATELLITE SUCCESSFULLY LOFTED INTO ORBIT BY ILS PROTON ROCKET

Ground-breaking High Throughput Satellite with record 70 Gbps capacity to serve users across Europe and Mediterranean Basin

Paris, 27 December 2010

The KA-SAT satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has been successfully lofted into orbit by a Proton Breeze M rocket supplied by ILS. Lift-off of Eutelsat’s 6.1 tonne satellite took place on 26 December at 21.51 GMT (22.51 CET). After a 9-hour 12-minute flight, the launcher released KA-SAT into geosynchronous transfer orbit. Acquisition of the satellite’s telemetry signal by Eutelsat’s control centre at the Rambouillet teleport, and the partial deployment of the solar arrays have already been successfully completed.

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LAUNCH CAMPAIGN RESUMES FOR EUTELSAT’s KA-SAT SATELLITE

Launch scheduled for night of 26-27 December 2010

Paris, 22 December 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) confirmed today that the launch campaign of its KA-SAT satellite by an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle has resumed at the Baïkonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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TELEWIZJA POLSAT, BROADCASTER OF POLAND'S FIRST COMMERCIAL TV CHANNEL RENEWS CAPACITY LEASE AT EUTELSAT'S HOT BIRD™ POSITION

Paris, 20 December 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Telewizja Polsat, owner of Poland's premier commercial TV channel, today announced the long-term renewal of a capacity contract on the HOT BIRD™ 6 satellite located at Eutelsat's prime video neighbourhood at 13° East.

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XINHUA'S CNC WORLD ENGLISH CHANNEL SELECTS THREE EUTELSAT SATELLITES FOR REACH ACROSS EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Paris , 16 December 2010

CNC World, the English channel of Xinhua News Agency's TV arm CNC, will be able to reach into homes across Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 1 January 2011 following the conclusion of new satellite distribution agreements on the HOT BIRD™, EUROBIRD™ 1 and W7 satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL).

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FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS SELECTS EUTELSAT TO LAUNCH DIGITAL PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOR REUNION ISLAND AND MAYOTTE

France’s national public broadcaster turns to Eutelsat for delivery of DTT channels to terrestrial towers and availability of digital channels to pay-TV operators

Paris, 06 December 2010

One week after France’s national public broadcaster initiated delivery via the W2A satellite of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) channels to terrestrial towers in Reunion Island and Mayotte, France Télévisions and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announce that a second satellite signal has been opened to enable commercial operators in the region to integrate digital public channels into their platforms.

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EUTELSAT COMMISSIONS W3D SATELLITE FROM THALES ALENIA SPACE FOR DELIVERY IN NOVEMBER 2012

Paris, 03 December 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, today announced that Thales Alenia Space has been commissioned to build the W3D satellite that will replace the W3B spacecraft lost after its launch on October 28. The delivery schedule of the new 56-transponder satellite has been fixed to 24 months, enabling Eutelsat to plan for commercial availability from early 2013.

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EUTELSAT’S HIGH-THROUGHPUT KA-SAT SATELLITE ON TRACK FOR DECEMBER 20 LAUNCH

Paris, 22 November 2010

The KA-SAT satellite of Eutelsat Communications’ (Euronext Paris: ETL) was flown into the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 19 and is now in final stages of readiness for launch by a Proton rocket on December 20.

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED OF THE PRESTIGIOUS HOT BIRD TV AWARDS 2010!

Paris, 19 November 2010

The winners of this year’s HOT BIRDTM TV Awards, the unique international event recognising the highest quality of content creation and innovation by thematic satellite television channels, were honoured on November 19 at a gala ceremony in Venice in the company of 250 international broadcasting executives.

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NILESAT INKS 10-YEAR CONTRACT WITH EUTELSAT FOR FIVE TRANSPONDERS AT 7° WEST POSITION

Paris , 08 November 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that Nilesat, the Egyptian satellite company, has inked a 10-year contract for five transponders at the 7° West orbital position. The capacity will be activated in the first phase on Eutelsat’s ATLANTIC BIRD™ 4A satellite, and subsequently transferred to ATLANTIC BIRD™ 7 which is scheduled for launch and deployment at 7° West in 2011.

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EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS EXCELLENT FIRST QUARTER 2010-2011 REVENUES

Paris, 03 November 2010

Total first quarter revenues up 12.9% to €285.6 million Video: +8.1%, driven notably by continued growth in TV channels across all markets; Data and Value-Added Services: +23.5%, meeting demands for Internet and GSM traffic; Multi-usage: +25.8% particularly for capacity in the Middle East and Central Asia; Objectives confirmed for full-year 2010 - 2011 and the period 2010 - 2013

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EUTELSAT STATEMENT ON LOSS OF W3B SATELLITE

Paris, 29 October 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the loss of the W3B satellite following an anomaly which was detected on the satellite’s propulsion subsystem after its launch by an Ariane 5 rocket.

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HORIZON SATELLITE SERVICES BOOSTS CAPACITY WITH EUTELSAT FOR INCREASED BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY IN MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA

Paris , 05 October 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, today announced new agreements with telecommunications service provider Horizon Satellite Services for capacity on Eutelsat's W2A, W6 and EUROBIRD™ 4A satellites. The agreements further strengthen partner relations between the two companies that were initiated in 2003 with capacity leased on the W5 satellite, and which now extend to the equivalent of over 15 transponders.

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HOT BIRD™ TV AWARDS NOMINATED CHANNELS ANNOUNCED FOR 2010

Record 150 thematic TV channels take part in this year’s event -- Voting opens for popular People’s Choice Award!

Paris, 30 September 2010

The nominations were announced today for this year’s HOT BIRD™ TV Awards, the unique international broadcasting event celebrating the achievements of thematic satellite TV channels.

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EUTELSAT AND SPEEDCAST FURTHER EXPAND COVERAGE OF THEIR MARITIME BROADBAND SERVICE WITH MULTIPLE REGIONAL BEAMS

Broadband fixed-fee service now covers Mediterranean and Caribbean regions, using 60 cm Ku-band antennas

Monaco, 22 September 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, and SpeedCast Limited, a leading satellite telecommunications service provider, today announced that they have further expanded the reach of their regional maritime broadband service, with the extension of their 60 cm coverage to include the Mediterranean region.

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SATELLITE TV RECEPTION IN EUROPE, NORTH AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST SHOWS CONTINUED STRONG TAKE-UP: DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN 24 MONTHS

Paris , 15 September 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) one of the world’s largest satellite operators and the leading supplier of capacity for television and radio broadcasting in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, today announced the key highlights of its two-yearly survey of television reception by satellite and cable homes.

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EUTELSAT APPOINTS JAKUB BRZECZKOWSKI AS REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR FOR POLAND

Paris, 14 September 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of Jakub Brzeczkowski as Regional Sales Director for Poland, one of Eutelsat's longest standing and most dynamic markets. He will lead sales and marketing activity in the Polish broadcast and infrastructure markets and will also manage Eutelsat's team in Poland.

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EUTELSAT AT IBC REACHING NEW HEIGHTS IN BROADCAST AND BROADBAND MARKETS 10-14 September, RAI Amsterdam, Stand 1D59

Amsterdam, 09 September 2010

Eutelsat, Europe’s leading satellite operator, will display digital solutions at the heart of broadcast and Internet markets at this year’s IBC, the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and media content. New Eutelsat services, technologies and satellites are designed to support broadcasters, service providers, telecom operators and Internet Service Providers, enabling them to enhance delivery of their digital services to professional and consumer markets

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EUTELSAT CHOSEN BY EUROSPORT FOR 3D TRANSMISSION OF 2010 TENNIS US OPEN AT IFA SHOW IN BERLIN

Berlin , 01 September 2010

Berlin, September 1, 2010 - Capacity on the EUROBIRD™ 9A satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has been chosen by Eurosport to transmit the TENNIS US Open in 3D for demonstrations at IFA - Europe’s largest consumer electronics show held in Berlin from 3 -8 September. The US OPEN in 3D will be available on a dedicated Eurosport 3D signal for an exclusive broadcast on Panasonic’s booth at IFA (hall 5.2 a/b).

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EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS A RECORD FULL YEAR 2009-2010 WITH REVENUE AND EBITDA GROWTH ABOVE 11%

Paris, 30 July 2010

• Targets surpassed: • Revenue growth of more than €100 million: +11.3% at €1.047 billion; • Record profitability: EBITDA at €827.8 million (+11.5%). • Group share of net income: €269.5 million (+9.0%): • Proposed dividend growing by +15% at €0.76 per share. • Exceptional visibility: backlog at €4.9 billion (+24%) representing 4.7 years of revenues. • Solid outlook: • Revenue Compound Average Growth Rate above 7% over the next three years, with revenues exceeding €1.12 billion in 2010-2011; • EBITDA margin target maintained above 77% for each fiscal year until June 2013, with EBITDA target above €875 million in 2010-2011

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TISCALI SELECTS EUTELSAT’s TOOWAY™ SATELLITE BROADBAND SERVICE TO EXTEND BROADBAND IN ITALY

paris, 22 July 2010

Tiscali, one of Italy’s main independent telecommunications companies, and Eutelsat Communications (Paris Euronext: ETL) today announced the signature of an agreement that will allow Tiscali to expand its range of broadband products with the launch of a satellite service targeting homes across Italy beyond range of high-speed terrestrial networks. Branded Tiscali BroadbandSat, the service uses the Tooway™ consumer broadband technology provided by Eutelsat Communications and its Skylogic affiliate. Tiscali’s choice of Tooway™ will enable it to leverage the seamless coverage provided by satellites to reach into the 12% of the Italian population unserved by ADSL or fibre.

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EUTELSAT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DAVID BAIR AS CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

paris, 20 July 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of David Bair as Chief Technical Officer. David joins Eutelsat from EchoStar Satellite Services where he was Senior Vice President of Space Programmes and Operations. During his tenure, EchoStar instituted a new flight operations group to fly its own satellites, and the EchoStar fleet grew from five to 14 spacecraft.

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EUTELSAT AND ictQATAR SELECT SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL TO DELIVER THEIR JOINT VENTURE SATELLITE

Paris, Doha, Palo Alto, 15 July 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and ictQATAR (representing the State of Qatar) announce today that following an international consultation, Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has been selected to build the high-performance satellite they will jointly own and operate at the 25.5° East location in geostationary orbit.

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EUTELSAT SATELLITES BEAM 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP™ IN 3D TO CINEMAS ACROSS EUROPE: A STAR ATTRACTION OF THE WORLD CUP

Paris, 06 July 2010

The experience of live 3D in cinemas is one of the key technology highlights of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. By offering sports fans a new layer of excitement for viewing sports on a big screen in a collective environment, 3D projections in cinemas are a fast emerging product Europewide in the vibrant market for digital services. As the FIFA World Cup™ moves into its final phase, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) is getting high positive return on consumer appetite for satellite-delivered world-class events in cinemas and public venues.

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EUTELSAT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ANDREW WALLACE AS CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

Paris, 01 July 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of Andrew Wallace as Chief Commercial Officer. Andrew has been appointed to head up Eutelsat’s overall sales and marketing activities. His role will include leadership of the Group’s infrastructure and Value-Added Services businesses. This includes the multi-national commercial teams serving markets for broadcast, data and government services from Eutelsat’s headquarters in Paris and from offices across Europe, and in Asia, North and South America. It also covers sales, marketing and product development of the Value-Added Services business, which provides turnkey professional and consumer broadband solutions.

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EUTELSAT SELECTS ASTRIUM TO DELIVER W5A SATELLITE TO DRIVE UP CAPACITY AND FLEXIBILITY AT 70.5 DEGREES EAST

Paris, 30 June 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, announced today that it has selected Astrium to build a 48-transponder Ku-band satellite that will be located at its 70.5° East location in geostationary orbit. Scheduled for launch in fourth quarter 2012, the satellite will replace the W5 craft and more than double Eutelsat’s resources at 70.5° East. It will be used for a range of professional applications that include government services, broadband access, GSM backhauling and professional video exchanges in Europe, Africa and Central and South-East Asia.

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EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Paris, 22 June 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, today announced the nomination of two members to its Board.

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EUTELSAT SELECTS THALES ALENIA SPACE TO DELIVER W6A SATELLITE TO EXPAND BUSINESS AT 21.5 DEGREES EAST

Paris, 09 June 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, announced today that it has selected Thales Alenia Space to build a 40-transponder Ku-band satellite enabling a 50% increase in capacity operated at its 21.5° East location in geostationary orbit. Scheduled for launch in third quarter 2012, the satellite will replace Eutelsat‘s W6 craft at a core neighbourhood anchored for data, professional video and government services across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

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FOUR EUTELSAT SATELLITES GEAR UP FOR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP

Paris, 27 May 2010

For the first time in its history, World Cup football is preparing to take place in Africa, with four satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) at the heart of a state-of-the-art broadcast infrastructure that will enable channels around the world to deliver matches, commentary, interviews and reports to TV viewers.

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EUTELSAT CHOSEN BY EUROSPORT FOR PAN-EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION OF THE PANASONIC 3D EXPERIENCE DURING ROLAND GARROS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

Paris , 26 May 2010

Capacity on the HOT BIRD™ 6 TV satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has been chosen by Eurosport to broadcast to retail stores the first ever pan-European multi-day 3D TV event for the duration of the two weeks of the French Tennis Open, from May 23 to June 6. All games from the Roland Garros Centre Court are now available live on a dedicated Eurosport 3D signal and will run through to the men’s and women's finals.

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EUTELSAT RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH TELECOMS SANS FRONTIERES

Paris, 21 May 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, today renewed its partnership with Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) to support the organisation’s humanitarian aid operations throughout the world. The renewal of the partnership, first concluded in 2007, was signed by Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO and Jean-Francois Cazenave, President of Télécoms Sans Frontières.

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EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS 13.4% REVENUE GROWTH IN THIRD QUARTER 2009-2010 AND REVISES UPWARD ANNUAL REVENUE GUIDANCE

Third quarter 2009-2010 revenues up sharply, 13.4% to €268.3 million

Paris, 10 May 2010

Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, today reported financial information for the third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2010.

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EUTELSAT AND ictQATAR SIGN STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO DEVELOP A NEW SATELLITE PROGRAMME EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES AT EUTELSAT’s 25.5° EAST NEIGHBOURHOOD

New satellite for launch end 2012 will carry Ku-band and Ka-band capacity for Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia

Paris, Doha, 10 May 2010

ictQATAR (representing the State of Qatar) and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announce today the signing of a partnership agreement to invest in and operate a new high-capacity satellite at Eutelsat’s 25.5° East location, one of the two longstanding and anchored neighbourhoods serving fast-growing markets in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

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EUTELSAT AND EURO1080 INK PARTNERSHIP TO ENRICH CONTENT OF THE 3D CHANNEL BROADCAST ACROSS EUROPE BY THE EUROBIRD™ 9A SATELLITE

Paris, Belgium, 06 May 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Euro1080 today announced the signature of a new partnership designed to further enrich the content of Eutelsat's 3D channel which is broadcast across Europe by the EUROBIRD™ 9A satellite.

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2010 ARTHUR C. CLARKE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOURS GIULIANO BERRETTA, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS

Paris, Washington, D.C., 28 April 2010

The Washington D.C.-based Arthur C. Clarke Foundation has honoured Giuliano Berretta, Chairman of the Board of Eutelsat Communications, as the 2010 winner of the “Arthur C. Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award”. Bestowed annually, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual, a group or an entity that exemplifies the values and accomplishments of Clarke, the writer and scientist whose expertise and vision ushered in the age of satellite communications.

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EUTELSAT TEAMS WITH GENERAL SATELLITE AND ST PETERSBURG’s MARIINSKY THEATRE FOR A PREMIERE 3DTV SATELLITE TRANSMISSION TO NEW-GENERATION TV DISPLAYS

Paris, 14 April 2010

In a new display of how 3D is rapidly redefining the viewing experience, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) is teaming with Russia’s General Satellite Corporation and the Mariinsky Theatre for a satellite transmission on 15 April from St. Petersburg of an exceptional sequence of classical ballet performances by leading Russian dancers. The 3D content will be received live in Moscow and Paris and displayed for the first time on Samsung’s first generation of Full HD 3D TV sets.

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HDTV CHANNELS BROADCASTING THROUGH EUTELSAT’s EUROBIRD™ 9A SATELLITE BOOSTED BY SUNDANCE CHANNEL HD AND MEZZO LIVE HD

Paris, 14 April 2010

The diverse range of HD channels broadcast by the EUROBIRD™ 9A satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) took a new leap forward this week with the arrival of Sundance Channel HD and Mezzo Live HD. Additional HD channels are gearing up to join the EUROBIRD™ 9A video neighbourhood in the coming months, including Trace Sport HD, whose launch was announced by Trace at this week’s MIP TV in Cannes.

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ACS ANGOLA CONSOLIDATES EUTELSAT RELATIONSHIP WITH NEW CAPACITY ON W7 SATELLITE TO SUPPORT HIGH GROWTH MARKET FOR DATA COMMUNICATIONS

Paris, 13 April 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and ACS Angola, one of the country’s leading suppliers of IT solutions and corporate network connectivity, have concluded a five-year contract for capacity on Eutelsat’s W7 satellite. The new contract was announced by both companies at the Satcom Africa conference and exhibition which begins today in Johannesburg.

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EUTELSAT PUBLISHES ON ITS WEBSITE THE OFFICIAL ITU RELEASE URGING END TO DELIBERATE JAMMING OF SATELLITE CHANNELS

Geneva, 26 March 2010

The ITU Radio Regulations Board concluded its week-long deliberations today. Among the issues discussed was that of interference with radio signals from satellite networks operated by the European Satellite Organization, EUTELSAT.

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YOHANN LEROY JOINS EUTELSAT AS DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY

Paris, 24 March 2010

Michel de Rosen, Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of Yohann Leroy as Director of Strategy. An engineer of the École des Mines and graduate of the École Polytechnique, Yohann Leroy, 32, joined Eutelsat from the office of the French Prime Minister, where he was technical advisor for Industry and Information Technology from 2007 to 2010. This followed four years as head of the industrial development department at the Île de France regional division for industry, research and the environment (DRIRE).

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EUTELSAT STATEMENT ON TRANSMISSION OF BBC PERSIAN, DEUTSCHE WELLE AND VOICE OF AMERICA PERSIAN

UPDATE

Paris, 22 March 2010

Following new interference, Eutelsat wishes to give the following clarification regarding the transmission via its satellites of BBC Persian, Deutsche Welle and Voice of America Persian, which have been the target of repeated and deliberate jamming:

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SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT OF EUTELSAT SA INAUGURAL EUROBOND ISSUE AND REFINANCING

Paris, 19 March 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announced today the refinancing of all Eutelsat SA (owned at 96%) existing credit agreements for a total of €1.3 billion which were due in November 2011.

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DIGITURK PAY-TV PLATFORM RENEWS TO 2021 ITS SATELLITE CAPACITY WITH EUTELSAT

Paris, 18 March 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris : ETL) and Digiturk, Turkey’s leading pay-TV platform, today announced the signature of a major agreement for the lease renewal of 12 transponders until 2021 at Eutelsat’s 7° East video neighbourhood occupied by its W3A satellite. With this agreement, Digiturk has secured long-term access to premium resources for delivering television, radio and interactive services to satellite homes across Turkey.

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ETHAN LAVAN JOINS EUTELSAT AS DIRECTOR OF IN-ORBIT RESOURCES DIVISION

Paris, 09 March 2010

Michel de Rosen, Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of Ethan Lavan as Director of the Group’s In-Orbit Resources Division. Ethan Lavan took up this position at Eutelsat on 8 March.

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LISA SANDERS FINAS JOINS EUTELSAT AS DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

Paris, 08 March 2010

Michel de Rosen, Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the arrival of Lisa Sanders Finas as the Group’s Director of Investor Relations, responsible for communication with the investment community, including financial analysts, institutional investors and retail shareholders. Lisa will report to Catherine Guillouard, Eutelsat’s chief financial officer. She is taking over Investor Relations activity from Gilles Janvier, who is assuming new responsibilities in the Group’s department for legal affairs.

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UPSTAR COMUNICAÇÕES SELECTS EUTELSAT TO BROADCAST “ZAP”, THE NEW SATELLITE TV BOUQUET OF ANGOLA

Paris, 02 March 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announced today that it has signed a major contract with UPSTAR Comunicações for satellite capacity for the broadcasting of ZAP pay-TV platform, expected to launch shortly in Angola. UPSTAR Comunicações is a joint venture between ZON Multimedia, one of the leading Portuguese media groups and the Angolan group SOCIP. The five-year contract covers the lease of five Ku-band transponders on the Southern Africa beam of Eutelsat’s W7 satellite which began operational service in January this year.

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EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS FURTHER GROWTH IN PROFITS FOR THE FIRST HALF 2009-2010 THE GROUP RAISES ITS 2009-2010 OBJECTIVES

Paris, 18 February 2010

Continued strong revenue growth (+9.6%) across all business applications. EBITDA margin maintained at the highest level of leading satellite operators: 81%. Record 19.1% increase in backlog, which is equivalent to 4.2 years of annual revenues. High level of net cash flow from operating activities, representing 62.3% of revenues. Revised 2009-2010 objectives: revenues exceeding €1,020 million and EBITDA above €795 million

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EUTELSAT RENEWS COMPLAINTS ON DELIBERATE JAMMING AND APPEALS FOR ACTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

Paris, 12 February 2010

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today renewed its complaint to the ANFR (the French national frequency agency) about repeated and deliberate interference targeting satellite transmissions by television and radio channels that include BBC Persian Television, the Voice of America Television Channel in Persian, the Radio Farda service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Deutsche Welle's Television and Radio services.

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ITALY’S TELESPAZIO RENEWS MULTIPLE CONTRACTS WITH EUTELSAT FOR OCCASIONAL-USE AND OUTSIDE BROADCASTING BY RAI TELEVISION CHANNELS

Paris, 05 February 2010

Telespazio, Italy’s leading satellite services company, has renewed leases on two satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for professional video contribution services and the outside broadcast purposes of RAI, the country’s national public broadcaster. The renewal of this contract was announced today in Rome on the occasion of the SATEXPO international conference and exhibition.

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EUTELSAT FIRMLY DENIES ALL ALLEGATIONS REGARDING IMPROPER COMMERCIAL PRACTICE TOWARDS THE GEORGIAN BROADCASTER, GPB

Paris, 04 February 2010

Contrary to statements made by the Georgian Public Broadcaster GPB, Eutelsat reaffirms that no contract has come into force between GPB and Eutelsat. Eutelsat also reaffirms that it does not respond to political or ideological pressure of any kind in the conduct of its activity and operates according to commercial and business rationale.

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EUTELSAT CONFIRMS FULL RESTORATION OF SERVICES AT 16 DEGREES EAST POSITION

Paris, 29 January 2010

Working in close collaboration with clients, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) confirms that all services affected by the anomaly which occurred in the evening of January 27 on the W2 satellite are now fully restored at 16° East.

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EUTELSAT STATEMENT ON W2 SATELLITE

Paris, 28 January 2010

Paris, 28 January 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) confirms that a technical anomaly occurred in the evening of January 27 on the W2 satellite located at 16° East. This incident is under full investigation by Eutelsat in collaboration with the satellite's manufacturer, Thales Alenia Space.

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EUTELSAT KABELKIOSK DIGITAL CABLE PLATFORM LAUNCHES FIRST HD CHANNELS FOLLOWING AGREEMENT WITH RTL GROUP TO ADD RTL HD AND VOX HD

Paris, 22 January 2010

Paris, Cologne, 22 January 2010 KabelKiosk, the digital channel platform for cable operators provided by the German subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), announce the immediate launch of a new HDTV offer with the addition into the platform of the RTL HD and VOX HD channels of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.

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MULTICHOICE AFRICA CEMENTS LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH EUTELSAT THROUGH A 20 TRANSPONDER LEASE ON THE W7 SATELLITE

Eutelsat to support MultiChoice Resource Centre (MRC) programme to enhance learning in schools across Africa

Paris, 22 January 2010

Paris, 22 January 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the signature of an historic contract with MultiChoice Africa, the pioneer in multi-channel pay-TV across sub-Saharan Africa. MultiChoice has signed for a total 20 Ku-band transponders for 15 years on Eutelsat’s new W7 satellite that is now fully operating at the 36 degrees East position. Ranking as one of the largest contracts concluded by Eutelsat, this new agreement extends to 2025 a relationship between the two companies that began in 2000 with the positioning of Eutelsat’s W4 satellite at 36 degrees East to support MultiChoice’s DStv platform which now reaches into more than 800,000 homes in sub-Saharan Africa, excluding Southern African subscribers.

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INTERSPUTNIK AND EUTELSAT ANNOUNCE LONG-TERM AGREEMENT FOR EXTENSIVE CAPACITY ON THE NEW W7 SATELLITE

Intersputnik guarantees long term availability of capacity at Eutelsat's 36° East neighbourhood for digital TV and broadband services in Russia

Paris, 15 January 2010

Intersputnik, the International Organization of Space Communications, and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the signature of a major contract for the long-term lease of 16 transponders at Eutelsat's 36° East video neighbourhood. The new agreement follows the entry into commercial service of Eutelsat’s W7 satellite, copositioned with W4, which has enabled Eutelsat to double resources at this flagship location for television broadcasting, including for Russian and Ukrainian markets.

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