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HARRIS AND FOX TELEVISION STATION GROUP SIGN FIRST ADVANCED TV TRANSMISSION AGREEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

 HARRIS AND FOX TELEVISION STATION GROUP SIGN FIRST
 ADVANCED TV TRANSMISSION AGREEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
 MELBOURNE, Fla., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fox Television Stations Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire advanced television (ATV) equipment from Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) -- becoming the first station group in the United States to commit to using America's new high-definition television technology.
 Fox signed the agreement with Harris Allied Broadcast Division to install ATV transmitters immediately after the new standard is adopted by the Federal Communications Commission. The transmitters will be installed first at Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and later at its Chicago, Houston, Dallas and Salt Lake City stations.
 "Fox has a reputation for innovation and commitment to state-of-the-art broadcasting. Advanced television, like the advent of television broadcasting and later, color, will create a new plateau in the viewing experience," said Andrew G. Setos, Fox Inc. senior vice president. "We are pleased that the seven Fox stations will be the first to provide this kind of quality transmission, which is further good news for viewers.
 Six ATV systems are currently under evaluation at the independent Advanced Television Test Center in Alexandria, Va. The FCC is expected to announce the approved high-definition television standard sometime next year.
 The heart of the Fox ATV system will be a solid-state Harris TVT 20 kilowatt Sceptre Series UHF transmitter. The Sceptre transmitter replaces tubes with broadband solid state power amplifier modules. Once a U.S. standard is adopted, the Sceptre system will be modified to accommodate the chosen standard.
 Harris Allied Broadcast Division is the leading U.S. supplier of television and radio transmitters and radio-studio equipment. Harris Corporation, with worldwide sales of more than $3 billion, is focused on four major businesses: electronic systems, semiconductors, communications, and Lanier Worldwide office equipment.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Burke of Harris Corporation, 407-727-9126; or Dennis Petroskey of Fox Television Stations, 310-203-1755/
 (HRS) CO: Fox Television Stations Inc.; Harris Corporation ST: Florida IN: TLS SU:


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