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IDB: IDB COMMUNICATIONS AND BUENA VISTA TELEVISION REACH COMPREHENSIVE TRANSMISSION SERVICE AGREEMENT

 LOS ANGELES, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- IDB Communications Group Inc. (NASDAQ: IDBX) announced today that IDB BROADCAST, the broadcast transmission services unit of the company, has signed a new multi-year service agreement with Buena Vista Television, a leading program syndicator and subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
 IDB currently provides Buena Vista with satellite space segment on AT&T's Telstar 301. Under the new agreement, IDB will expand its services to include tape playback and uplink from the company's Los Angeles teleport facilities. IDB will provide Buena Vista Television with a full-time, dedicated transponder on a multi-year basis transitioning from AT&T's Telstar 301 satellite to AT&T's next generation Telstar 401 satellite, scheduled to become operational in early 1994.
 "We are pleased that Buena Vista Television, one of the syndication industry leaders, has decided to greatly expand their relationship with us," said John Tagliaferro, president of IDB BROADCAST. "Buena Vista requires high profile services and therefore, we will be providing complete redundancy throughout the system -- from uplinking and downlinking to record, playback and transmission," he added.
 IDB's state-of-the-art Los Angeles International Teleport facility provides full-time and occasional services including uplinking and downlinking, satellite transponder space, tape playback/record and production services. IDB also offers microwave and fiber connections to its facility from a number of locations. IDB's clients include a variety of broadcast and cable programmers, sports rights holders and special event producers worldwide.
 A subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co., Buena Vista Television syndicates the number one children's programming service, "The Disney Afternoon;" first-run hit series such as "LIVE with Regis & Kathie Lee" and "Siskel & Ebert;" and such top-rated off-network series as "Golden Girls" and "Empty Nest."
 IDB Communications Group Inc. operates a domestic and international communications network which provides its customers with radio and television transmission services, international private line and public switched long distance telephone services, facsimile and data connections and mobile satellite communications capabilities.
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 /CONTACT: Lori Gutknecht of IDB Public Relations, 213-240-3758; or Ken Dennard of Morgen-Walke, 415-296-7383, for IDB/
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