RR Enterprises Ltd. Signs Multi-Year Contract with TES Media, spol. s.r.o. of Prague, Czech Republic

September 29, 1999 : RR Enterprises Ltd. Signs Multi-Year Contract with TES Media, spol. s.r.o. of Prague, Czech Republic

Acton, Ontario, Canada, November 4, 1999: RR Enterprises Ltd. announced today it has signed a long-term contract with TES Media, spol s.r.o. in Prague, Czech Republic, to provide subscriber management and billing software for TES Media’s 70,000 subscribers.

TES Media, the third largest MSO in the Czech Republic, provides cable service in Northern and Central Bohemia and in Prague, the capital city. The company has virtually doubled in size over the last eighteen months through a combination of build-out of existing markets and new acquisitions. Current plans call for the company to grow by an additional 50% within the next 12 months.
Robert H. Gardner is the CEO and General Director of TES Media. Mr. Gardner is a veteran of the cable television industry, both in the United States and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining TES in 1988, Mr. Gardner was involved in a number of start-up operations in Russia, Latvia, Uzbekistan and Kazastan, drawing on his years of experience as a senior executive with a major MSO in the United States. Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Gardner said “TES and RR Enterprises took on the difficult task of converting TES’s five billing databases that supported 27 cable systems in the Czech Republic. The work was systematically completed under tight time pressure and the difficulties in the Czech language due to the dedication, experience and professionalism of the RR field conversion team and the responsive Toronto-based support staff. As we learn the system step-by-step and begin to benefit from its rich features, our decision to utilize RR Enterprises, Subscriber Management System is consistently and positively re-affirmed. It was a great team effort under extreme conditions.”

“We are extremely pleased to have been chosen by TES Media as their subscriber management and billing vendor” said Raymond Reichert, President of RR Enterprises Ltd. “TES is our first customer in Central and Eastern Europe, a region that holds tremendous opportunity for RR Enterprises. Our comprehensive software system is ideally suited for companies such as TES Media. They have aggressive growth plans and our Subscriber Management System is the perfect solution for TES’s present needs and future requirements. As their system grows and new revenue streams are generated, our software will seamlessly integrate these growth opportunities for TES.”

About Tes Media
TES Media, spol. s.r.o., previously known as Tes Litvinov, spol s.r.o., was founded in Litvinov, Czech Republic in 1989. TES initially designed and manufactured electronic components for the privately owned cable television systems that were being built after the Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic. The four founding partners of the company quickly saw the value in owning and operating cable television systems and shifted the focus of the company in this direction. At the end of 1997 it was necessary to raise external equity to achieve rapid growth. At that time, Baring Communications Equity Limited and Chase Capital Partners, two major private equity funds, purchased the company and provided the necessary capital for expansion.

TES offers traditional cable services on two-way capable hybrid fiber-coax cable networks. It offers 30 to 40 channels of analog satellite and local programming with ten channels in the Czech language, including HBO. TES also offers high speed Internet services on one of its major systems and will expand Internet services aggressively this fall. In addition to its HFC networks, TES also operates MMDS and MVDS networks in the Czech Republic. TES also plans to offer IP telephony services in the near future since Internet telephony service has been sanctioned and the local and long distance voice market will be fully open to competition in 2001.

TES Media has a strong Czech management team which includes Vladimir Petrzilka, Technical Director, Petr Opletal, Financial Director, Jana Malkova, Customer Service Director, and Mirek Houska, IT Director. TES currently has 80 employees and is headquartered in Prague.

About RR Enterprises Ltd.
RR Enterprises Ltd. Is a Toronto based Canadian Company, which has been serving the requirements of the cable industry for over 13 years. RR Enterprises is a leading Subscriber Management and Customer Care software supplier to cable television companies around the world and is the number one supplier to the Canadian cable industry. The RR System is operating in numerous locations throughout North America and internationally in Brazil, Colombia, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and Trinidad. The System is designed to handle virtually any language. Presently, the system supports eight languages, including the unique right to left Semitic languages, Arabic and Hebrew.

The RR Enterprises Subscriber Management Software provides a total subscriber management and billing system, which is comprehensive, extremely easy to use and cost-effective for the Cable, MMDS, DBS, Internet and Telephony industries. The RR System is so automated there is no need for a dedicated MIS person to oversee the operation. The RR System is the only subscriber management system in the world with three parallel relational databases, the subscriber, the location or unit and inventory items, with unlimited history retention for each.

For Details, Contact:

Paul Parsons
RR Enterprises Ltd.

2855 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5K 1B1
Phone (905) 855-7750
Fax (905) 855-7925
Email: paulp@rrenterprises.on.ca

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