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FOUR FORMER SOVIET UNION REPUBLICS SELECT SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA SATELLITE EARTH STATIONS

 -- Announcement follows recent installation of equipment in
 five Eastern European countries --
 -- Scientific-Atlanta now working with 21 countries in eastern and
 western Europe to provide digital-ready television earth
 stations for use by the European Broadcasting Union --
 ATLANTA, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the integration of former communist countries into the mainstream of European activity, four former Soviet Union republics have selected state-of-the-art digital ready video satellite earth stations from Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA).
 Once installed, the earth stations will provide access for the Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Slovenija to all European Broadcasting Union (EBU) television programming.
 The announcement follows the recent installation of Scientific- Atlanta earth stations in five other eastern European nations. In total, Scientific-Atlanta is currently working with 21 western and eastern European nations to provide digital satellite technology for broadcasting applications.
 In the past, as part of the former Soviet Union, these areas were provided with state-controlled programming offered by a limited number of stations. Now, with the installation of the Scientific-Atlanta satellite systems and access to EBU programming, a whole new world of information will be available to residents of these former Soviet republics. The EBU, which operates the EUROVISION and EURORADIO networks, will offer these countries approximately 15,000 new items and more than 3,000 hours of sports and cultural programs each year.
 "Scientific-Atlanta is proud to play a vital role in the integration of the former Soviet republics into Europe and the rest of the world," said Dan Ozley, director of sales for Scientific-Atlanta's Network Systems Group. "With the state-of-the-art technology we are supplying, we hope to help lessen the geographical and cultural distance between these countries and their western counterparts."
 In addition to the work being undertaken in the former Soviet republics, Scientific-Atlanta earth station systems have been installed at sites in Prague, Sofia, Budapest, Bucharest and Warsaw. Also, EBU broadcasters in Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Turkey, have, or are in the process of installing, Scientific-Atlanta digital earth station systems.
 The typical configuration of Scientific-Atlanta equipment to be used in the former Soviet republics will include a nine-meter antenna (13- meter in the Ukraine), an earth station controller, high power amplifiers, high performance data up/downconverters, video modulators, international video receivers and a beacon receiver/downconverter. The new systems will also support sound-in-sync audio transmission and reception.
 "We are proud to be playing an integral role in the technological unification of Europe," said Jorge Vespoli, president of Scientific- Atlanta's Satellite Communications Division. "We are gratified that all these countries and the EBU have placed their confidence in us and we look forward to a long, successful relationship."
 Financing for many of the new earth station systems has been made possible by loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). According to William Curran, USA executive director of EBRD in London, "The EUROVISION expansion project in the eastern European region is typical of the types of projects that principally interest the EBRD as we work to develop the communications infrastructure in the former Soviet republics."
 Scientific-Atlanta designs, engineers, manufacturers, installs, tests and maintains satellite communications and cable television systems, and has provided 45,000 earth systems to more than 135 countries. In the past 40 years, Scientific-Atlanta's technical leadership and extensive international expertise have earned the company a reputation as a premier turnkey satellite communications systems supplier.
 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a world leader in broadband communication systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks and electronic instrumentation for industrial, government and telecommunications applications.
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 /CONTACT: Paul McKeon of Scientific-Atlanta, 404-698-8650 or, fax, 404-698-8651/
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