SOURCE: ICO Global Communications

April 29, 2008 08:30 ET

Discovery Communications Teams With ICO for Mobile Interactive Media Trial

ICO mim™ Trials in Las Vegas and Raleigh-Durham to Feature Content From Discovery Lineup

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - ICO Global Communications (Holdings) Limited (ICO) (NASDAQ: ICOG) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Discovery Communications, LLC, to provide content for the alpha trials of its mobile interactive media service, known as ICO mim™. ICO mim is a fully interactive mobile video, navigation and emergency assistance service powered by the ICO G1 satellite, which launched on April 14, 2008. The trials will take place in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Las Vegas, Nevada starting in late summer 2008.

Under the agreement, ICO may select up to three channels for its lineup of live mobile television trials. The channels available for the ICO mim trials include Discovery Channel, TLC and Discovery Kids. ICO previously announced an agreement with NBC Universal to provide content for its alpha trials.

"ICO mim will be known for the variety and quality of its programming," commented Tim Bryan, chief executive officer for ICO, "and we're pleased to offer the breadth of first-class programming Discovery will bring to our service."

About ICO mim™

The ICO mim product is a converged mobile media service that addresses a wide variety of consumers' entertainment, information, and two-way communication needs: live and stored mobile TV in vehicles, interactive navigation, and roadside assistance, all with nationwide coverage. ICO mim will provide multiple channels of high-quality mobile video to portable, larger-screen (4.5 to 10 inch) user devices.

About ICO

ICO Global Communications (Holdings) Limited is a satellite communications company developing an advanced next-generation hybrid media system, combining both satellite and terrestrial communications capabilities. ICO G1 is capable of supporting wireless voice, data, and/or Internet services throughout the United States on mobile and portable devices. ICO is deploying a mobile interactive media service known as ICO mim™. ICO mim will combine ICO's unique interactive satellite capability with nationwide coverage to deliver a new level of navigation, enhanced roadside assistance and the ultimate mobile video experience, including 10-15 live channels of premium television content. ICO is based in Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the timing and content of the alpha trials of ICO mim. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expected results. More information about risks is contained in ICO's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak as of the date hereof, and ICO undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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