DirecTV and Hughes Executives Reunite at Global Pay Television Channel Operator

August 11, 2008

Santa Monica, CA (PRnine – August 11, 2008) – Glocal Media Networks Inc. today announces the addition of cable, satellite and broadband media industry veteran Theodore “Ted” McFarland to the company’s Board of Directors.

Ted joins the company at a time of rapid expansion in the global pay-television industry. The company currently operates five ethnic language pay-TV channels in the United States, Canada, and Japan with steps in place to expand into Australia, Taiwan, and France within this year.

“I am excited to be able to work with Ted again” states Dennis Young, CEO of Glocal. “Ted and I worked together first at the satellite division of Hughes and then again at Hughes International and lastly at DIRECTV Japan. Ted’s a great source of knowledge and his vast experiences and personal relationships in the payTV industry will help the company maintain its tremendous growth. We are very fortunate to have Ted join our board.”

“Glocal has developed an innovative and cost efficient technology and operations approach that is unique in the pay television market” comments Ted, “from its roots in the ethnic channels business there is a lot of opportunity to expand into mainstream channels and serve new distribution platforms such as mobileTV and broadband television. I’m excited to join Glocal’s board and help with its growth.”

Glocal is based in Los Angeles with offices in Manila, Singapore, and Saigon. Ted will assist on new market and fund raising opportunities for the company and will work out of Pacific Skies’ offices in McLean, Virginia USA.

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About Glocal Media Networks
Glocal Media Networks is a privately held US media company with offices in Los Angeles, Singapore, Manila and Saigon. Glocal is a fast rising media company focusing on the development and operation of pay television channels (both linear and non-linear channels) across all platforms (DTH, cable, IPTV and mobile TV). The company produces and acquires content for its five channels operating in the US,
Canada, Japan, Australia, Taiwan and France. (

About Ted McFarland
Ted is a senior executive with cable, satellite and broadband media experience with an emphasis in Asia Pacific markets. Ted was the first President of Turner Broadcasting Asia Pacific with revenue responsibilities from 54 countries and territories with CNN International and TNT / Cartoon Network distribution. Later Ted served as President of Hughes Asia Pacific, with oversight for Hughes’ DirecTV Japan activities and as Senior Vice President of NASDAQ listed PanAmSat. Ted helped form the Cable and Satellite Broadcast Association of Asia (CASBAA) and served as its President and on its Council of Governors. In Asia, Ted has lived and worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India and Japan, and has extensive personal networks worldwide in Television, Film and Technology applications. He was deemed one of “Asia media’s most networked executives” by Television Asia magazine. Ted has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University and undertaken Post Graduate studies in International Business Diplomacy at Georgetown University. Ted owns Pacific Skies Ltd., a professional services company specifically focused on the needs of the communication technology, systems integration and media industries. (

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Media Contact Information:
Glocal Media Networks Inc.
Rachael Shapiro
Pacific Skies Ltd.
Theodore McFarland

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