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Starlight Networks and Hughes Network Systems Plan Corporate Multimedia Broadcast Solutions.

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 1995--Starlight Networks and Hughes Network Systems (HNS) today announced that they are working together to provide solutions delivering high bandwidth multimedia data to corporate PCs via HNS' DirecPC satellite services.

The two companies are engaged in a joint development and marketing alliance that brings together Hughes' expertise in satellite communications with Starlight's leadership in multimedia networking. The resulting solutions are expected to cost-effectively deliver high bandwidth multimedia data in real-time across wide areas, and will significantly benefit applications such as electronic commerce, document imaging, public information dissemination, long-distance training, corporate broadcasts, retail sales, etc.

"Along with Starlight we will be able to expand our satellite-based corporate service offerings to offer support for multimedia, a growing datatype in corporate information systems strategies," said Fred Morris, director of marketing for DirecPC. "Both Starlight and Hughes are pioneers and market leaders in our respective industries, and this alliance between our two companies will continue those positions with an exciting new capability."

"Our relationship with Hughes Network Systems reinforces Starlight's emphasis on providing best-of-breed solutions through alliances with industry leaders," said Steve Mitchell, vice president of worldwide field operations for Starlight Networks. "We continually seek to push the envelope for multimedia technology so that our customers can turn their dreams for multimedia applications into reality today."

About Hughes Network Systems

Headquartered near Washington, D.C. with international sales and support offices worldwide, Hughes Network Systems is a leading supplier of satellite and wireless communications, and of enterprise networking solutions. HNS is a subsidiary of Hughes Electronics Corporation. The earnings of Hughes Electronics are used to calculate the earnings per share attributable to GMH (NYSE symbol) common stock. HNS is located at 11717 Exploration Lane, Germantown, MD 20876; phone 301/428-5500; home page and DirecPC home page at

About Starlight Networks

Starlight Networks is the leader in providing multimedia services over enterprise networks with its StarWorks and StarWare multimedia networking server software products. StarWorks and StarWare provide multimedia storage management and network delivery management functions to ensure reliable delivery of video and audio to the desktop over today's networks, including 10BaseT, 100VG, Fast Ethernet, Token-Ring, FDDI and ATM. StarWorks' open systems approach supports all of the popular video formats and network operating systems on PCs, Macintosh and UNIX systems. StarWare is a Novell NetWare-based video networking software solution.

Starlight Networks is located at 205 Ravendale Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043; phone 415/967-2774; home page -0-

NOTE TO EDITORS: StarWare, StarWorks, Starlight and Starlight Networks are registered trademarks of Starlight Networks, Inc.. DirecPC is a registered trademark of Hughes Network Systems, Inc. All other products are trademarks of their respective owners.

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