Eagle Broadband Signs Contract with The Sportsman Channel (Business Wire)
January 30, 2006
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2006--Eagle Broadband (AMEX:EAG - News), a leading provider of broadband, Internet Protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, today announced that it has signed a new contract with The Sportsman Channel to add the twenty-four hour hunting and fishing channel to its IPTVComplete(TM) service offering.
"The Sportsman Channel is the first television network dedicated to hunting and fishing," said Dave Micek, President and CEO of Eagle Broadband. "It is a channel created by sportsmen for sportsmen offering hunting and fishing 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are excited to offer The Sportsman Channel via Eagle's IPTVComplete service offering, and with over 50 million hunters and fishermen across the country, we feel this channel will appeal to many in our target market."
"We are excited to be working with Eagle Broadband, and to have our channel available via Eagle's IPTVComplete. IPTV is the wave of the future, and we are thrilled to be a part of what Eagle is doing," said C. Michael Cooley, President and CEO of The Sportsman Channel.
IPTVComplete is the multi-channel, turnkey video solution for service providers offered jointly by Eagle Broadband and France Telecom subsidiary, GlobeCast. IPTVComplete reduces the time, effort and costs for broadband providers looking to offer high-quality entertainment services over fiber or DSL broadband networks. The solution provides a unique combination of video content, headend infrastructure, satellite distribution and set-top boxes to offer a more profitable services deployment model.
Eagle Broadband and GlobeCast previously announced that their IPTVComplete video solution is being used by AllAccess Technologies and Home Town Cable for multi-state roll-outs that include Texas, Ohio, Florida, Nevada, New York, and New Jersey.
About The Sportsman Channel:
The Sportsman Channel was launched in April 2003, and is the only channel that offers 100% hunting and fishing programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Currently, The Sportsman Channel is available in over 13 million broadcast and cable households on a full- and part-time basis. The channel does not contain infomercials or outdoor variety programming, and is devoted to satisfying sportsmen and sportswomen. Sign up for their quarterly magazine/program guide, The Sportsman Magazine, online at www.thesportsmanchannel.com.
About Eagle Broadband:
Eagle Broadband (AMEX:EAG - News) is a leading provider of broadband, Internet Protocol (IP) and communications technology and services that create new revenue opportunities for broadband providers and enhance communications for government, military and enterprise customers. Eagle leverages years of proven experience delivering advanced, IP-based broadband bundled services to provide service provider partners with a way to deliver next generation entertainment, communications and security services to their subscribers. The company's product offerings include IPTVComplete(TM), the fastest, lowest cost way for broadband providers to deliver the most competitive IP video services; the MediaPro line of HDTV-ready IP set-top boxes that enable broadband providers and hotel operators to maximize revenues by delivering state-of-the-art, interactive entertainment services; and the SatMAX(TM) satellite communications system that provides government, military, homeland security and enterprise customers with reliable non-line-of-sight voice and data communications from any location on Earth. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.eaglebroadband.com or call 281-538-6000. (EAGG)
Forward-looking statements in this release regarding Eagle Broadband, Inc. are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the company's products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, the company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Frederick Reynolds, 281-538-6000
CWR & Partners
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