PCCW Global provides video and media broadcast solution to Home2US Communications for its global expansion

PCCW Global provides video and media broadcast solution to Home2US Communications for its global expansion

HONG KONG / HERNDON, VA, MAY 23, 2011 – PCCW Global Inc., a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, is providing a turnkey video and media broadcast solution to Home2US Communications Inc. (Home2US), a leading U.S. satellite-based, direct-to-home pay-TV service provider specializing in the aggregation and distribution of international content globally.

PCCW Global’s video and media broadcast solution allows Home2US to manage the content elements of its business, focus on the end-user customer needs and manage its day-to-day operations more efficiently. The utilization of PCCW Global’s worldwide MPLS network as part of the broadcast solution offering also enables Home2US to expand its footprint without having to substantially increase capital investments and operating expenses.

By understanding the customer’s business and lending its expertise, PCCW Global also affords cost efficiency, speed of implementation, and diversity as additional benefits to Home2US and will assure efficient collection and transport of video content throughout the various points of the network.

Riding on PCCW Global’s extensive fiber and satellite networks, the video and media broadcast solution is designed for broadcasters, content providers, and DTH (direct-to-home) operators for the seamless transport of video content throughout the world, end-to-end monitoring and proactive support for their customers.

Ms. Nancy Dube, Chief Marketing Officer of Home2US, said, “Reflective of the strong demand for international programming among ethnic viewers across North America and elsewhere in the world, Home2US is expanding its lineup of international programming, distributed via its premier SES-1 satellite platform in the USA, to meet the diverse demands of viewers. In order to transport the best TV and radio programming available from several continents to our head-end in Woodbine, Maryland, USA, we have been also diversifying our backhaul strategies to add more options that can combine efficiency, resiliency and speed with which we can compress the implementation timelines to go-to-market with the new programming sourced directly from their origin. This requires a strong working relationship with a company such as PCCW Global that can provide the backbone and the infrastructure upon which our services can be transported to our uplink and operational centers.”

Mr. Richard Brolly, President of Americas of PCCW Global Inc., said “We are proud to have been chosen by Home2US to continue to provide transmission solutions via a variety of technologies. Our robust network with global reach and award winning customer support is a perfect fit for partners such as Home2US and we look forward to mutual sustained growth.”

About PCCW Limited

PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. PCCW also holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited.

As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW/HKT offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the local and international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations. To learn more about PCCW and HKT, please visit www.pccw.com. 

About PCCW Global

PCCW Global is an operating division of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited and holds the PCCW Group's telecoms services, media and IT solutions businesses. PCCW/HKT is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information & Communications Technologies.

With centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, London in the UK, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, plus teams covering the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global serves the voice and data needs of multinational enterprises, as well as the operational requirements of service providers. Covering more than 1,500 cities and 110 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include IP solutions, transmission solutions including fiber and satellite, managed services and solutions, and voice services. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.

About Home2US

Home2US Communications, Inc. delivers some of the best international programming available directly from the source to direct-to-home, video-on-demand, and pay-per-view audiences and mobile device users across North and South America. Founded in 2003, the firm leverages the reach and reliability of SES World Skies’ SES-1 satellite to deliver both television and radio programming to culturally diverse audiences across the U.S. and Canada and. Later this year, Home2US will also deliver access to popular programming and pay-per-view events via its brand new MPEG-4 DTH/Hybrid IPTV platform. Based in Herndon, Virginia, Home2US has U.S. offices and operations in Maryland, Georgia, and California and strategic international locations around the globe. To learn more about Home2US, please visit www.home2us.com. 

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho

Group Communications

PCCW Limited

Tel: +852 2883 8747

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Nancy Dube

Chief Marketing Officer

Home2US Communications

Tel: +1 703 766-3810

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