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NATIONAL BROADCASTERS IN BELGIUM, TURKEY JOIN RANKS OF EBU MEMBERS TO SELECT EARTH STATION SYSTEMS FROM SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA

NATIONAL BROADCASTERS IN BELGIUM, TURKEY JOIN RANKS OF EBU MEMBERS
 TO SELECT EARTH STATION SYSTEMS FROM SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA
 ATLANTA, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- To upgrade their participation in the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) network, national broadcasters in both Belgium and Turkey have selected Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA) to provide Ku-band digital/analog television broadcasting earth station systems.
 BRTN and Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) are the 10th and 11th EBU members to opt for Scientific-Atlanta equipment.
 More than 90 percent of the EBU member countries that have purchased new digital earth station systems have elected to use complete systems from Scientific-Atlanta.
 BRTN and TRT will be utilizing a configuration of satellite communications equipment similar to those systems installed by Scientific-Atlanta for other EBU broadcasters operating in Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Tunisia and the United Kingdom. The typical configuration includes a nine-meter antenna, an earth station controller, high power amplifiers, data-compatible up/downconverters, video modulators, international video receivers and a beacon receiver/downconverter. These new systems will also support sound-in-sync audio transmission and reception.
 Not only will the new earth station systems from Scientific-Atlanta allow the Belgian and Turkish entities to transmit television more cost- effectively today, the equipment will prepare the broadcasters for the digital capabilities that are coming in the future. In Turkey, the new earth station will accommodate one international channel and six channels of domestic television.
 TRT is building a new multi-million-dollar broadcasting center to house its operations. The new center will contain studios, program editing facilities, student training areas and dormitories, a hospital, program production suites and an operations center as well as the new digital earth station system from Scientific-Atlanta. "The new system from Scientific-Atlanta, which features the latest satellite communications technology, is TRT's first international earth station at this facility," said Osman Mayatepek, president, ELSAN Corporation, Scientific-Atlanta's representative in Turkey. "It is fitting that it will be part of what we believe will be one of the largest broadcasting facilities in the world."
 The EBU is a professional union of national radio and television broadcasters that exchange programming through the EUROVISION network. The EBU also shares news items with similar programming organizations, such as Intervision, Asiavision and Arabvision, serving other parts of the world. In all, 39 active members in 32 countries and 63 associate members in 37 countries participate in the EBU. EBU members are currently upgrading their equipment to prepare for the unification of the European Community in 1993 and for digital television transmissions.
 Scientific-Atlanta designs, engineers, manufactures, installs and maintains satellite communications and cable television systems, and has provided 45,000 earth station systems to 130 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 cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks and electronic instrumentation for industrial, telecommunications and government applications.
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 /CONTACT: Paul McKeon of Scientific-Atlanta, 404-698-8650/
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