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GRUPO TELEVISA'S CABLEVISION S.A. OF MEXICO SIGNS AGREEEMENT WITH CABLEDATA FOR SUBSCRIBER MANAGEMENT AND BILLING SERVICES

 SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Cablevision S.A., Latin America's largest cable system with 200,000 subscribers, has signed a five-year contract with CableData for subscriber management services and billing services. Operating in Mexico City, Cablevision S.A. is owned by Grupo Televisa, the largest media organization in the Spanish-speaking world. Based on the current subscriber count, the contract is valued at $4 million (U.S.).
 With 26 channels and two pay-per-view channels in operation, the multiple system operator (MSO) is positioning itself for rapid growth -- at a projected rate of 5,000 subscribers per month, with 500,000 to
600,000 subscribers expected by 1996. Cablevision S.A., which looked closely at EDS before selecting CableData's system, had been utilizing an in-house subscriber management system that could not accommodate its projected growth.
 Hector Ferreira, director of Information and Procedures for Cablevision S.A., said the MSO was won by the flexibility of CableData's product, and by the experience the company brings to the relationship. "CableData's system is the best in terms of the formation of our operation," he said. "They are experienced within the industry and prepared for our load and our necessities."
 CableData's sister division -- International Billing Services -- will utilize its statement production and mailing experience in the cable television and telecommunications industries to address the difficulties of getting mail into Mexico cost-effectively.
 The subscriber management system is written in the language of C, to SQL and UNIX standards. The UNIX, C and SQL standards are enhanced by the incorporation of National Language Support (NLS) in the subscriber management system application. This means that one set of executable object code can be "localized" to operate in many languages simultaneously.
 U.S. Computer Services (parent to CableData, CableData International, CableLease, and International Billing Services) is the largest supplier of subscriber management and billing systems to the cable television industry in the world, serving more than 33 million subscribers worldwide. International Billing Services provides statement production and mailing services to more than 40 million subscribers in the cable television, telecommunications and other industries and is the largest centralized first-class mailer in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Lianne Morgan of CableData, 916-636-4719/


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