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BettingCorp and Globecast Agree Satellite Delivery Deal

18 January 2005

ONDON, UK -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Leading satellite services company GlobeCast today announces that PlayMonteCarlo, from OpenTV subsidiary BettingCorp, has signed up to its global distribution network. Interactive gaming channel PlayMonteCarlo will be available on BSkyB's platform, uplinked via Eurobird 28.5°E from GlobeCast's Brookman's Park teleport.

GlobeCast will also house the interactive servers that power PlayMonteCarlo's service. The servers will be controlled via a VPN, enabling remote access from PlayMonteCarlo's production centre in London.

BettingCorp vice president operations Sean Eyen said: 'GlobeCast's reliable and scaleable bandwidth services were the obvious choice for BettingCorp. We are excited to utilise their global footprint in order to support an expansion of our PlayMonteCarlo gaming service and other BettingCorp technology powered services on interactive televison through our growing partner network. GlobeCast is perfectly placed to help us achieve this.'

PlayMonteCarlo is a fixed-odds games portal available on Channel 7 of Sky Digital's Interactive Main Menu (IMM). It is also available through the Sky Active and Sky BettingZone interactive portals. The 24-hour service offers a number of fixed-odds games such as roulette, slots, keno and dice in both play-for-fun or play-for-real-money modes.

GlobeCast head of UK channel distribution Juliet Bayliss said: 'It's a great start to the new year signing up a company such as BettingCorp. They are the latest in a wide range of broadcasters to choose GlobeCast for their DTH delivery requirements and it is a measure of our flexibility and range of services that they have chosen us. We now deliver more than 500 channels worldwide and many of those are looking to expand into new territories. We are well-placed to help them.'

About GlobeCast

GlobeCast ( - a France Telecom subsidiary - is the world's leading satellite services company, operating a global network of satellite distribution platforms for broadcast and advanced content delivery. The company is present on five continents, accessible through 15 teleports and technical operation centres in the world's leading media hubs.

About BettingCorp

BettingCorp, which is wholly-owned by OpenTV Corp (NASDAQ-NMS:OPTV), is a leading developer and operator of multi-channel remote gaming solutions and a recognised market leader in Interactive Television (iTV), IPTV, internet and in-room hotel entertainment systems. The company's open standards technology, UltimateOne, provides industry-leading customer retention and business management tools, robust, secure infrastructure and innovative games. Fully operational since 2001, UltimateOne is one of the most mature single user account cross-platform solutions available today.

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