ABC Asia Pacific and GoConnect extend international TV coverage

The ABC’s Asia Pacific TV has entered into an agreement with GoConnect which will see ABC Asia
Pacific’s English Language Learning programs distributed on GoConnect’s
GoTrek EV and m-Vision platforms throughout the Asia Pacific region.

GoConnect’s video subscription services, which are accessible on the fixed line
Internet through GoTrek or via wireless devices (Pocket PC, Pocket PC phones and
soon the Microsoft Smartphones) using the m-Vision application, will now include
ABC Asia Pacific’s popular English language program English Bites.

The English Bites program is broadcast on ABC Asia Pacific via PanAm Satellites
PAS-8 and PAS-2 and is very popular within the Asia Pacific region.
English Bites is designed to assist English language learning by looking at the
language used in stories from popular ABC programs.

ABC Asia Pacific is Australia’s international satellite television service
telecasting into 30 countries in North and South Asia and the Pacific and is
accessible in 13.5 million homes. Drawing on the resources of its network of
regional reporters, ABC Asia Pacific presents cosmopolitan and comprehensive
coverage of the Asia Pacific from a regional perspective.

GoConnect’s subscription service on fixed line Internet, GoTrek EV, is
progressively building its global online subscriber base. In addition to this,
consumers with mobile devices including Pocket PC, Pocket PC phone, and soon the
Smartphone, are also able to subscribe to the service via m-Vision.

Nicola Reeves, Marketing Manager for ABC Asia Pacific Online said: “The
Agreement represents a significant step for ABC Asia Pacific in its aim to reach
a wider audience and continue its push into new distribution channels. We have
reviewed GoConnect’s unique technology for the distribution of video programs
and found GoTrek EV on the fixed line and m-Vision in the wireless environment
most exciting in terms of their potential for audience growth. The combination
of ABC Asia Pacific’s popular programs and GoConnect’s already commercialized
distribution platforms can be expected to add significant value to our two