Eutelsat Powers up EUTELSAT 70B Satellite

                  Eutelsat Powers up EUTELSAT 70B Satellite

New satellite goes into commercial service at 70.5° East to serve users in
four continents

PR Newswire

PARIS, January 16, 2013

PARIS, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the full entry
into commercial service of the powerful EUTELSAT 70B satellite at 70.5° East.
The seamless transfer of all traffic from the EUTELSAT 70A satellite was
carried out overnight by Eutelsat's control centre, working in close
collaboration with clients and providers of uplink services.

EUTELSAT 70B has been custom-designed to optimise resources at 70.5° East
which has been occupied by a Eutelsat satellite since 2002 and is a point of
reference for data services, broadband access, GSM backhauling and
professional video exchanges. With high frequency reuse, four powerful beams
with coverage of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia are connected to 48
Ku-band transponders, more than doubling capacity at 70.5° East.

The new satellite's entry into service releases EUTELSAT 70A which will be
redeployed to 25.5° East until the launch of EUTELSAT 25B in the middle of
2013. EUTELSAT 25A will be redeployed from 25.5° East to an alternative

About Eutelsat Communications

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the
holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity commercialised on30 satellites
that provide coverage across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and significant
parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading
satellite operators. As of 30 September 2012 Eutelsat's satellites were
broadcasting more than 4,400 television channels to over 200 million cable and
satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group's satellites
also provide a wide range of services for TV contribution, corporate networks
and fixed and mobile broadband markets. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and
its subsidiaries employ just over 750 commercial, technical and operational
professionals. This culturally diverse staff comprises employees from 30

SOURCE Eutelsat Communications

Contact: Vanessa O'Connor, Tel: + 33-1-53-98-37-91,;
Frédérique Gautier Tel: + 33-1-53-98-37-91 ; Marie-Sophie
Ecuer, Tel: + 33-1-53-98-37-91, ;Investors and analysts:
Lisa Finas , Tel: +33-1-53-98-35-30, ;
Leonard Wapler Tel. : +33-1-53-98-31-07,
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