Wilton, CT , December 20, 2004 — On the morning of January 10, 2005 PanAmSat will transition customers from Galaxy 5 to Galaxy 12. The transfer window will begin at 0300ET (3AM ET) and end at approximately 0600 ET (6 AM ET).

After more than 12 years of un-interrupted service, Galaxy 5 will pass the torch as the number one cable neighborhood to Galaxy 12. Galaxy 12 will provide unrivaled power and redundancy to support our clients through the next decade.

While PanAmSat does not anticipate any service interruptions during this transition, please contact the specific programmer if there are any issues with your program reception. Further information is available at our web site (www.panamsat.com) or via e-mail at customer_ relations@PanAmSat.com.

About PanAmSat
Through its owned and operated fleet of 24 satellites, PanAmSat is a leading global provider of video, broadcasting and network distribution and delivery services. In total, the Company’s in-orbit fleet is capable of reaching over 98 percent of the world’s population through cable television systems, broadcast affiliates, direct-to-home operators, Internet service providers and telecommunications companies. In addition, PanAmSat supports the largest concentration of satellite-based business networks in the U.S., as well as specialized communications services in remote areas throughout the world. For more information, visit the Company’s web site at www.panamsat.com.