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Blake Broadcasting/CBNN signs a major satellite television distribution deal throughout Europe, Asia and North America

(2 October 2019 - Blake Broadcasting) BBN (Blake Broadcasting) has executed a 3-year+ deal with SES as its exclusive broadcast Satellite Network Provider for CBNN Networks in Europe, Asia and North America.

CBNN is a growing network of cable (linear television) properties and OTT Networks reaching over 400 million homes. SES is the largest satellite operator in the world, representing the most significant reach in the broadcast industry. SES also works with the world’s largest live sports, news and event organizations, and takes care of the distribution networks, playout workflows, content management and monetization services and all backend services, so that CBNN can focus on delivering the highest quality content to their audiences worldwide.

“We are very pleased to work with SES as they are the premiere broadcast satellite provider in the world. We are especially honored to be a selected broadcaster on the Astra 1M or 19.2 E Satellite, as that is the most exclusive and most watched satellite platform in Europe. Our broadcast operations in Europe will be proudly based out of Luxembourg. SES will also manage our satellite broadcasts throughout Asia and North America and our linear television expansion plans throughout 2020. In addition, MX1 (now merged into SES) will manage overall channel content distribution, management, playout and monetization integration. Their exceptional level of service will allow us to primarily concentrate on providing the highest quality news, sports, Esports and entertainment content for our channels. We look forward to SES playing a key part in our rapid global growth,” said Bob Blake, CEO of Blake Broadcasting and a founder of CBNN, Oak Park Capital and several news networks.

About BBN/CBNN

BBN (Blake Broadcasting) is a leading-edge provider of news content globally, delivering 16 different news feeds daily, while creating over 1500 news stories per month through an extensive network and library of film and photographic content. BBN globally provides international, national, sports, Esports, fashion, environment, tech, lifestyle, politics, music, film and entertainment news through various brands it operates in numerous languages.

CBNN (initially the Crypto Blockchain News Network) has rapidly grown into a major international programmer and content creator, which is operating satellite/cable television channels and digital networks with an OTT strategy. The European, Asian and North American networks feature news, Esports, entertainment, sports and original programming. It is an intelligent hybrid network, built with a blockchain technology concept that has partnered with major broadcast content providers.

About SES

SES is the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 355 million TV homes, through Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and IPTV networks globally. SES Video delivers a full suite of innovative end-to-end value-added services for both linear and digital distribution, and includes the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES Networks provides global managed data services, connecting people in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as well as governments and institutions across the world. The SES Networks portfolio includes GovSat, a 50/50 public-private partnership between SES and the Luxembourg government, and O3b, the only non-geostationary system delivering fibre-like broadband services today.