SOURCE: Eagle Broadband, Inc.

September 21, 2006 07:30 ET

Eagle Broadband's IPTV Solution Taking Shape as Construction Continues on Florida-Based Head-End

LEAGUE CITY, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 21, 2006 -- Officials with Eagle Broadband, Inc. (AMEX: EAG), a national provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, today announced the company began construction of its super head-end and satellite farm at NewCom International in Miami, Florida. The Florida-based head-end operation will collect signals from over 30 satellites to deliver a broad range of content from more than 250 cable channels.

The new super head-end being constructed at NewCom International's Miami teleport will allow Eagle to collect and digitize IPTV content gathered from the more than 30 satellites across North America. It will also gather specialty Latin content from additional satellites positioned further east over the Atlantic Ocean.

Installation of several multi-beam feed satellite dishes, which will ultimately be replaced by a single Simulsat wide-range satellite dish, will enable Eagle Broadband to collect signals from multiple geostationary satellites. The new head-end facility will enable Eagle to deliver a broad range of content from more than 250 cable channels.

Eagle Broadband will complete the construction of its head-end by October 1 and in conjunction will roll out its IPTVComplete™ service. The service includes direct access to more than 250 channels of high-demand programming from popular entertainment providers, using a mix of standard-definition and high-definition set-top boxes.

"Our IPTV solution is taking shape and we will soon deliver the most complete and high-quality cable offering to our clients around the country," said Dave Micek, president and chief executive officer of Eagle Broadband. "Seeing our vision realized is a true commentary on the commitment of our team to make IPTVComplete the most robust, high-quality cable entertainment package available."

For more information on the progress of the Eagle Broadband head-end, visit http://www.eaglebroadband.com/IPTVHead-EndTeleport.asp or visit www.eaglebroadband.com.

About Eagle Broadband, Inc.

Eagle Broadband is a technology company that develops and delivers products and services in three core business segments:

--  IPTV -- Eagle Broadband's IPTVComplete™ provides direct access to
    more than 200 channels of high-demand programming from popular
    entertainment providers, often using Eagle's high-definition, set-top
    boxes.
    
--  SatMAX® -- Eagle Broadband's SatMAX provides indoor/outdoor
    communications utilizing the global Iridium-based (www.iridium.com)
    satellite communications system.  It offers both fixed and mobile
    solutions, including the emergency first responder SatMAX Alpha "SatMAX in
    a suitcase" technology.
    
--  IT Services -- Eagle Broadband's IT Services Group is a full-service
    integrator offering a complete range of network technology products
    including VoIP, remote network management, network implementation services
    and IT project management services.
    
    
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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.

Contact Information

  • Eagle Media Contact:
    Jackie Hutto
    Griffin Integrated Marketing
    (281) 335-0200