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TV GUIDE ON SCREEN, PREVUE EXPRESS AND SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA TO DEMONSTRATE NEW ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE AND 'VIRTUAL CHANNEL' VIDEO SERVICES

 ATLANTA, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Guide On Screen(TM), United Video and Scientific-Atlanta (NYSE: SFA) will demonstrate two new cable TV services at the National Cable TV Association Show in San Francisco, June 7-9.
 Using Scientific-Atlanta's new 8600X(TM) home communications terminal, TV Guide On Screen will demonstrate its 'flip, browse and menu' electronic programming guide (EPG) for listing TV programs by all listings, by channel or by category of programs.
 The first deployment of TV Guide On Screen is scheduled for this fall on analog terminals, such as the 8600X, and could be available on future Scientific-Atlanta digital compression terminals.
 "The 8600X is the next step toward the day when navigational services for TV programming will be seamlessly incorporated into every cable converter, and thus be totally transparent to subscribers," said Bruce Davis, president of TV Guide On Screen.
 United Video will be demonstrating its Prevue Express(TM) EPG, formerly
known as TV Trakker, through the 8600X terminal. United Video will also be utilizing the "virtual channel" capability of the 8600X with Sports Trakker(TM), which provides up to the minute sports scores 24 hours a day.
 Scientific-Atlanta's virtual channels allow any data stream -- sports scores, stock quotes, news, weather reports -- to be displayed on-screen through the 8600X terminal as a pay or basic service without the use of any additional bandwidth.
 Roy Bliss, president of United Video Satellite Group, noted, "Scientific-Atlanta's inclusion of an interface on its 8600X terminal paves the way for us to deliver a wide variety of interactive services in the very near future, in addition to our already available Prevue Express and Sports Trakker."
 "These and other exciting new services via the 8600X terminal will open up a whole new world of choice for cable subscribers and new sources of revenue for cable operators," said Gary Trimm, president of the subscriber systems division in Scientific-Atlanta's Broadband Communications Group. The 8600X terminal will accept and display program data from virtually any EPG supplier.
 At the heart of the 8600X terminal is Motorola's 68HC11 microprocessor which powers all of the product's new features including not only EPG and virtual channels but on-screen menus, bit-mapped graphics, downloadable software, and an advanced messaging capability.
 Another breakthrough for the 8600X is the use of Motorola's 68HC05 SC21 secure microprocessor which is normally used in smart card applications, but is being used by Scientific-Atlanta to provide exceptional protection for these new interactive and premium services. This is the first time a secure microprocessor has been used as a standard feature of a cable TV home terminal.
 The 8600X, which will begin shipping this summer, will be digitally upgradeable through a digital docking station, which will also be on display at the show. The 8600X can simply be inserted into the docking station to expand the number of channels and services as a result of digital compression. Operators can purchase the 8600X with the confidence that they can add digital compression when and where they want, while retaining their investment in the many new features and upgradeability of the terminal.
 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a world leader in broadband communications systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks and instrumentation for industrial, telecommunication and government applications.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: 8600 and 8600X, and Genius are trademarks of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
 TV Guide On Screen is a trademark of News America Publishing, Inc.
 Prevue Express and Sports Trakker are trademarks of United Video./
 /CONTACT: Bill Brobst of Scientific-Atlanta, 404-903-6306 or, home, 404-623-4233; Gary Quackenbush of TV Guide On Screen, 415-328-5555 or, home, 707-584-7418; Alison Klapper of United Video, 212-807-1400; or Laura Patterson of Motorola, 512-891-3184/
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