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Press Release -- April 15th, 2011
Source: Global Crossing
Tags: Ethernet, Video

Global Crossing Genesis Solutions Extends Fashion One’s Runway to Canadian Television

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International design network Fashion One is bringing its signature style to Canadian television viewers now that it's using Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC - News) Genesis Solutions' video transmission services to extend its round-the-clock programming to a leading Canadian Internet Protocol television (IPTV) service provider.

Fashion One Network connects to Ethnic Channels Group in Toronto, Canada, using a fully managed downlink and international fiber delivery solution.  Fashion One is a fashion channel that produces lifestyle, travel, entertainment, film and fashion programs in 3D and high definition.  It broadcasts 24 X 7 internationally across multiple platforms, including direct-to-home satellite television, cable television and new media, such as IPTV and the web.  Ethnic Channels Group is the leading provider of non-English language digital TV channels to Canada's multicultural population.  It specializes in providing North American émigrés with programming, such as broadcasting news, current affairs, sports, drama series, movies and general entertainment in their native languages.

"Fashion One is pleased to collaborate with Global Crossing Genesis Solutions to deliver the highest quality signal of our international programs to Canada via fiber and to enable a constant and stable high-definition reception in Canada," said Eric Klein, chief executive officer of Fashion One.  "Fashion One is dedicated to delivering the latest fashion and lifestyle programs from the fashion capitals of the world while maintaining the highest possible standards of broadcasting."

The solution includes a full-time satellite downlink of the Fashion One channel, as well as access to Global Crossing Genesis Solutions' global video network, which comprises 700 on-net cities and 25 teleport facilities worldwide.  Global Crossing Genesis Solutions also is providing technical support and monitoring of Fashion One channel programming through the Global Crossing Genesis Solutions Network Operations Center in New York City.

"We're pleased that Fashion One chose us to help them reach new markets," said Mike Antonovich, managing director of Global Crossing Genesis Solutions.  "We delivered a high-quality, turnkey, fully managed solution that expands their audience and helps them reach their goal of enriching programming for their viewership."

Global Crossing Genesis Solutions is an innovator in high-performance, rich-media and video-based solutions serving the world's major broadcasters, producers and aggregators of specialized programming.  As a leader in the broadcast video over IP solutions market, this unit of Global Crossing employs a purpose-built network.  Global Crossing Genesis Solutions' global customer base comprises some of the most recognizable broadcast and program distributors in the world, including leading sports networks, news broadcasters, sports rights holders, news agencies and international broadcasters.  It also has provided media-centric services for numerous sporting and special events.

To learn more about Global Crossing Genesis Solutions, please visit http://www.globalcrossing.com/genesis/genesis_landing.aspx.

ABOUT FASHION ONE

With a presence in Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, Fashion One is the only international channel that broadcasts a unique combination of lifestyle, entertainment and fashion content from all around the globe.

Fashion One is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bigfoot Entertainment, a fully integrated entertainment and production company with offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cebu and Hamburg, specializing in feature film and HD television production, post-production services, and distribution.  Bigfoot Entertainment is privately held by Hong Kong-based Bigfoot Ventures Ltd.

ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING

Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC - News) is a leading global IP, Ethernet, data center and video solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network.  The company offers a full range of data, voice, collaboration, broadcast and media services delivered with superior customer service.

Global Crossing provides services to enterprises (including approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500); government departments and agencies; and 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.  It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries, and has 17 world-class data centers in major business centers around the globe.

Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.

CONTACT GLOBAL CROSSING:
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Kate Rankin
+ 1 973 937 0417
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Michael Schneider
UK and Europe Region
+44 1270 534204
Michael.Schneider@globalcrossing.com

Paula Vivo
Latin America
+ 55 11 3957 2424
Paula.Vivo@globalcrossing.com

Analysts/Investors Contact
Mark Gottlieb
+ 1 800 836 0342
glbc@globalcrossing.com

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