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– Liberty’s CEO Will Open Day of Satellite/ Financial CEO Interviews and Panels–

ALEXANDRIA, VA, February 16, 1999 - The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) and SkyTRENDS today announced that Robert Bennett, president and CEO of Liberty Media Corporation, will keynote the 11th semi-annual SkyFORUM satellite/ financial symposium, to be held Tuesday, April 6 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Mr. Bennett will deliver his keynote speech during the symposium’s opening session at 9:30 a.m.

"Dob Bennett, who has been instrumental in assembling one of the largest portfolios of television programming businesses in the world under Liberty Media, can offer satellite analysts, professionals and media a truly unique perspective on the satellite broadcasting industry," noted SBCA President Chuck Hewitt. "We are pleased to welcome him to our event."

Mr. Bennett has been with Liberty Media since its inception in 1990, serving as its chief financial officer and in various other officer capacities. He became president and CEO in 1997. Mr. Bennett is a director of Black Entertainment Television, Inc., United Video Satellite Group, Inc., TCI Music, Inc., Discovery Communications, Inc., and USANi, LLC, as well as all of Liberty’s significant operating subsidiaries, including wholly-owned Encore Media Group, LLC.

The semi-annual SkyFORUM satellite/ financial symposium will be held Tuesday, April 6 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and includes one-on-one interviews with satellite industry executives: EchoStar Communications Corp. Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen, DirecTV President Eddy Hartenstein, U.S. Satellite Broadcasting President and CEO Stan E. Hubbard, and Iridium, LLC Vice Chairman and CEO Edward Staiano, along with panel discussions focusing on home satellite distribution, programming, and finance. For more information or to register, please visit or contact Carrie Jolly, SBCA, at 703-549-6990 ext. 364 or Media seeking SkyFORUM press credentials should contact Jennifer Buckley at 703-549-6990 ext. 351 or

SkyTRENDS is the market research, data collection and reporting program for the home satellite industry. This program is independently run by Media Business Corp in conjunction with the SBCA. The SkyTRENDS program also includes an educational component, SkyFORUM, a semi-annual satellite/financial symposium. Focusing on "Doing Business in the Sky," SkyFORUM was developed to create a higher awareness of the satellite industry among the financial and investment communities, and heighten the media attention on our industry.

The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association of America (SBCA) is the national trade organization representing all segments of the home satellite industry. It is committed to expanding the utilization of satellite technology for the broadcast delivery of entertainment, news, information and educational programming. The SBCA is composed of DBS service providers, programmers, equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers, encryption vendors, and national and regional distribution companies.