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earthTV’s network continues to expand – new sites in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

earthTV, part of the Telcast Media Group, is continuing its global network expansion with the installation of 6 more camera locations. earthTV‘s newest cameras are in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi [2 cameras]; Lugano, Switzerland; Plettenberg Bay and Pretoria in South Africa and Arcachon, France. All offer breathtaking views captured on earthTV’s remote controlled hi-tec, hi-broadcast quality cameras. earthTV already serves broadcasters with a reach of over 2 billion television viewers globally – and an enormous number of worldwide web users, via earthTV.com and partner portals.

Go to www.earthtv.com/en for an unmatched insight into the world we inhabit.

Thomas Hohenacker, Telcast CEO and founder, comments "This is already an exciting year for earthTV. Our daily high quality LIVE programmes and commitment to long-term relationships serve our partners well. We have, for example, extended our contracts with major companies such as NBC’s Weather Channel whilst our Safari LIVE cameras in South Africa are capturing stunning wildlife images, together with progress news on building for the 2010 football World Cup. The continuing, organic growth of the earthTV camera network is a vital part of earthTV’s ongoing success and we shall be announcing more expansion news in the very near future."

NOTES FOR EDITORS ON THE NEW earthTV LOCATIONS

Lugano is in the south of Switzerland within the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. It lies on LakeLugano, has about 57,000 inhabitants and is famous as both a major financial centre as well as for its Mediterranean-like flair and warm summers that attract an ever-growing number of visitors every year.

The earthTV camera is on the shoreline of Lake Lugano and will offer great views over the lake and the fountain "Lugano-Paradiso", the adjacent mountains such as Monte Bré and the waterfront.

Abu Dhabi / Yas Island - Abu Dhabi is the of United Arab Emirates, located on the north east coast of the Arabian Peninsula at the Persian Gulf. Two earthTV cameras are set up at Yas Island with a great view over a gigantic construction site where a huge building project for a new Formula One circuit will be documented by earthTV 24/7. Yas Island’s 2,500 hectares will host the Yas Marina Circuit, where the 2009 Formula One season will reach its climax in November, and other attractions such as a Ferrari Theme Park and Marinas.

Plettenberg Bay / South Africa. – Plettenberg Bay in Western Cape Province lies on South Africa’s Garden Route, about 600 km from Cape Town. It was originally named "Bahia Formosa"(meaning "beautiful bay") by early Portuguese explorers and is nowadays a famous tourist spot. The earthTV camera is located at Plettenberg’s Central Beach to capture images of the busy beach life, the lagoon, the delta of Phesang River and Robberg Nature Reserve.

Pretoria / South Africa. – Pretoria, a city of 1 million souls, is with Cape Town and Bloemfontein one of the South Africa’s three capital cities. earthTV’s new camera is situated on top of the UNISA building. It offers a brilliant view over Pretoria’s Central Business District and the Loftus Versfeld Stadium a 1st and 2nd round venue for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Arcachon / France. – Arcachon in South western France is one of the country’s most famous oyster locations with a myriad oyster farms dotting its inland sea. A wonderful nature reserve Arcachon is also the site of the famous "Grande Dune du Pyla" Europe’s largest sand dune which is nearly 3 km long reaching 107 m in height and moving inland at a rate of 5 m every year.

earthTV is the most successful daily LIVE programme out of Europe, reaching over 2 billion Television viewers in 200 countries and regions – available in any language and station design, delivered LIVE every hour, 24 times per day. earthTV’s spectacular 90 seconds LIVE programming airs on more than 60 TV channels around the world, including CenterTV (Russia), CWTV (China), Al Arabiya (Middle East), France2 (France), Sky Travel (UK), N24 (Germany), SBS (Australia), The Weather Channel (USA) and NDTV (India). earthTV content is also available on selected mobile and 3G platforms, and on airport media. In January 2007 earthTV launched its new online platform www.earthTV.com.

Contact:
Evelyn Dathe, PR & Marketing Manager, TELCAST Media Group GmbH, evelyn.dathe@earthTV.com

Stephen Roberts, Roberts Laurence Tel: + 44 (0) 1780 460777 Email robertslaurence@mac.com



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