Joyne Selects Eutelsat for Flexible New Pay-TV offer for Dutch Homes and Recreational Market

Line-up of 30 channels available from 24 July through EUTELSAT
9B’s powerful European footprint

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

Joyne, a new multi-channel TV venture for Dutch viewers and the
country’s recreational market, has selected the EUTELSAT 9B satellite as
its platform to reach viewers in the Netherlands and across Europe.
Joyne has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with Eutelsat
Communications (Paris:ETL) and is preparing to officially launch on 24
July, using Eutelsat’s Paris-Rambouillet teleport for uplink services.

The new platform will begin with a diverse mix of pay and free-to-air
channels with a strong accent on sport. It will feature 30 well-known
Dutch and international channel brands including Fox Sports HD channels
and Discovery Networks Benelux. Using the powerful pan-European beam on
EUTELSAT 9B viewers will be able to receive the DTH service with Conax
Contego Cam cards and dishes starting from 45cm. They will also be able
to tap into content at adjacent video neighbourhoods.

The monthly subscription option, which gives subscribers access to the
full suite of Joyne programming, will be available from €13 per month.
Joyne’s competitive proposition is also based on flexible short-term
subscriptions, from one month, for Dutch viewers with second homes and
mobile homes as well as special offers for public spaces in camping
sites and bars.

Hans Brunas, CEO of Joyne, said, “The new Joyne brand stands for
connection and the pleasure afforded by quality entertainment. Our new
proposition will be distinctive for TV quality, broad reception across
Europe and flexibility in subscriptions. With these criteria at the
centre of our ambition it is a logical choice to select Eutelsat as our
satellite platform and we look forward to a long cooperation.”

Michel Azibert, Chief Commercial and Development Officer of Eutelsat,
added: “This new contract with Joyne on EUTELSAT 9B reflects the
efficiency of satellites for targeting language communities and for
extending access to premium pay-TV content for the many viewers who want
short-term seasonal solutions. It marks the first step in a partnership
with a new European player that places exceptional flexibility at its

About Joyne

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN
code: FR0010221234) is one of the world’s leading and most experienced
operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on
39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting
associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service
providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s satellites
provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa,
Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and
government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s
location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the
globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37
countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to
deliver the highest quality of service.

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