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Terayon's CherryPicker Selected by Nation's Sixth Largest Cable TV Operator.

Adelphia to Deploy CherryPickers Nationwide

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ --

In the latest example of its expanding broadband market leadership position, Terayon Communication Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERN) today announced that Adelphia Communications, the sixth largest cable operator in the United States with approximately 5.5 million subscribers, has ordered CherryPicker(TM) digital video management systems in a deal valued at $5.5 million. This is the latest major win for CherryPicker and another example of its industry-wide acceptance. More than 800 CherryPickers are already deployed worldwide by such other leading operators as Cablecom, Charter, Cogeco, Cox, MediaOne, Suburban, Time Warner, Telegeneve and Videotron.

"Adelphia has a long standing commitment to providing subscribers with the broadest range of cable programming, and using Terayon's CherryPicker enables us to make the most of our digital cable rollout," said Dan Libertore, Adelphia's vice president of engineering. "We chose to go nationwide with CherryPicker based on the previous success we've had with smaller-scale CherryPicker deployments, which proved its reliability and capabilities."

Adelphia, which has aggressively rolled out digital cable services, will immediately begin deploying the CherryPickers in cable systems throughout the nation. Initially, Adelphia will use CherryPicker to develop customized programming line-ups by "cherry picking" from a variety of content sources, such as satellite broadcast and local servers. This will enable each Adelphia cable system to better tailor its programming to meet the needs of its subscribers -- for instance, delivering more local stations or more Pay-Per-View channels.

"Adelphia's commitment is further validation that CherryPicker is an industry-proven solution for mainstream digital video deployment. It will provide Adelphia with a platform for the management of future video services, including ad insertion Video-on-Demand and interactive TV," said Stephen King, senior vice president and general manager of Terayon's digital video solutions. "Terayon leads the industry in innovation with next generation broadband systems and solutions. Our expertise in digital video offers our customers new service and revenue opportunities, while protecting their capital investments in current network architectures. CherryPicker is not only the ideal choice today, but one equally as well for tomorrow."

In addition to creating customized programming line-ups, Adelphia can use CherryPicker's video compression capabilities to more efficiently use the bandwidth of each digital video program. By doing this, Adelphia can free up bandwidth for other broadband services, such as high-speed Internet access, cable telephony or other video services. CherryPicker can also enable each Adelphia cable system to easily insert commercials for local advertisers into their digital programming. Carrying local ads has traditionally been an excellent source of revenue for operators, but initially, the move from analog video to digital made this extremely difficult.

The need for CherryPicker, and its unique digital video management capabilities, continues to grow as cable operators and broadcasters increasingly move from delivering video in an analog format to digital. According to current cable industry estimates, there are currently more than 10 million digital cable subscribers and the number is projected to reach more than 42 million in 2006.

The CherryPicker line of digital video management system gives cable, satellite and telco network operators unprecedented choice, control and flexibility in managing their digital video content. The system is interoperable with digital video headend products from most major manufacturers.

Terayon Communication Systems provides innovative broadband systems and solutions for the delivery of advanced, carrier-class voice, data and video services, which are deployed by the world's leading cable, telco and satellite network operators and carriers. Terayon, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, has sales and support offices worldwide, and is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol TERN. Terayon can be found on the web at .

Adelphia Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: ADLAC) is the sixth largest cable television operator in the United States serving over 5.5 million cable subscribers. Its business operations include cable entertainment, high-speed Internet access, long distance telephone service, paging and security. Through its majority-owned subsidiary, Adelphia Business Solutions (Nasdaq: ABIZ), Adelphia also serves more than 400,000 telephone access lines. Adelphia Business Solutions provides a full line of integrated communications services to business customers including local and long distance voice services, messaging, high-speed data and Internet services. Please visit us at .

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Note: Terayon, the Terayon logo, TeraPro, TeraLink, and TeraComm are registered trademarks of Terayon Communication Systems, Inc. TeraJet, TeraView and CherryPicker are trademarks of Terayon Communication Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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