Scorsese, Coppola to Appear on USSB Series

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U.S. Satellite Broadcasting this month will air an
exclusive interview with legendary Hollywood directors Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford
Coppola. The interview will run on the direct-broadcast satellite company's channel
999, which promotes USSB's pay-per-view events and premium-movie services.

As part of an ongoing series titled USSB Hollywood
Insiders
, Scorsese and Coppola will discuss the influences of corporate America on
filmmaking with the show's host, Geoff Gilmore.

The half-hour interview will debut April 12, with multiple
viewings on USSB's channel 999 throughout April.

Rick Abbott, director of on-air programming for USSB, said
channel 999 is free to all Digital Satellite System owners, whether or not they subscribe
to USSB's premium-movie services. In addition to movie previews and special-events
promotions, the channel gives viewers tips on hooking up a second receiver or installing
an off-air antenna. Channel 999 is commercial-free.

According to Abbott, about 59 percent of DSS owners view
channel 999 at one time or another, most typically on a weekly basis, rather than on a
daily basis. Usage is also heavier for new subscribers.

The USSB Hollywood Insiders series is both a reward
to DSS subscribers and an enticement to get them to view USSB's promotional messages
more regularly.

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