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GTE RENEWS AGREEMENT WITH CBS NEWS; SIGNS CONTRACT TO PROVIDE NEWS EXPRESS SATELLITE NEWS-GATHERING SERVICES THROUGH 1995

 GTE RENEWS AGREEMENT WITH CBS NEWS; SIGNS CONTRACT TO PROVIDE
 NEWS EXPRESS SATELLITE NEWS-GATHERING SERVICES THROUGH 1995
 MCLEAN, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- GTE Spacenet has renewed its agreement with CBS News, signing a contract to continue providing News Express(SM) satellite news-gathering (SNG) services to the network, it was announced today. GTE Spacenet has been providing SNG services to CBS News since 1986. Terms were not disclosed.
 The services GTE Spacenet provides to CBS News includes satellite services, coordination and scheduling services, and News Express Communicator(SM) voice-support services. The News Express Communicator enables broadcasters to access any telephone in the world, independently of video, over specific GTE satellites. CBS News' primary transponder capacity is aboard GTE Spacenet's GSTAR(R) II satellite.
 "GTE Spacenet has been working with CBS News since the pioneer days of satellite news-gathering, and we look forward to continuing the relationship as we expand our News Express services to support our broadcast customers," said Harry Mahon, GTE Spacenet's director- broadcaster services.
 "CBS News is pleased to continue its relationship with GTE Spacenet. GTE's support will be invaluable as we move into the next generation of satellite news-gathering with our affiliates and international subscribers," said a CBS spokesperson.
 GTE Spacenet is the leader in the development and use of satellite technology for television news-gathering applications, providing SNG services to all of the major commercial, broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and Gannett -- and their affiliates.
 GTE Spacenet Corp. is a world leader in satellite communications with over two decades of experience in the provision of telecommunications services and systems to businesses, news organizations, educational institutions and government agencies across the United States and around the globe. GTE Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of GTE, the fourth-largest publicly owned telecommunications company in the world. With over $20 billion in revenues, the corporation is the largest U.S.-based local-telephone company and the second-largest cellular-service provider in the United States.
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