Scientific-Atlanta Introduces PowerVu Master Commercial Receiver For Enhanced Content Delivery

MCR Will Allow IP Data Transfer in Addition to Television Content

Distribution; Ethernet Port Also Permits Remote Monitoring



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial content providers will soon
 be able to deliver IP data to their affiliates through the PowerVu(R) D9230
 Master Commercial Receiver (MCR) from Scientific-Atlanta (NYSE:   SFA).  The new
 product also delivers the MPEG-2 transport stream for connection of compressed
 digital signals directly to digital cable plants.
     Scheduled for release this summer, the new receiver will be premiered at
 the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas, April 23-26,
 2001, Booth #S4142.
     "Our customers are demanding more versatile solutions to deliver their
 complex content packages onto cable networks," said Sam Lim, vice president
 and general manager of Media Networks at Scientific-Atlanta.  "The addition of
 this MCR to our PowerVu family of receivers will bring us one step closer to
 our goal of helping all our broadcast customers realize the power of digital
 interactive programming."
     The D9230 MCR is the latest addition to Scientific-Atlanta's popular
 PowerVu family of digital satellite receivers.  Two key features that will be
 available with the D9230 MCR are:
     *  Ethernet communications for IP data, as well as remote receiver
        diagnostics and monitoring.  Data received by the D9230 is forwarded
        via the Ethernet connection to the appropriate computer in the headend.
     *  MPEG-2 transport stream output in DVB-ASI format for connection to the
        headend grooming multiplexer to provide the program for the digital
        tier.
     These capabilities are designed to meet the needs of content providers who
 are developing more advanced program services as the cable industry moves
 rapidly from broadcast to digital interactive TV services.  IP data can be
 used to enhance the viewing experience and provide interactive links to
 targeted web content, which can be viewed using advanced interactive set top
 boxes such as Scientific-Atlanta's Explorer(R) family of products.
     Scientific-Atlanta's Media Networks business specializes in expanding the
 delivery of entertainment and information through standards-based digital
 video compression and transport solutions.  Currently, more than 380
 Scientific-Atlanta digital video compression systems are transmitting over
 2,000 channels of digital programming into more than 170 countries -- over 90
 percent of the world.
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (http://www.scientificatlanta.com ) is a leading
 supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission networks for
 broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber
 systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice over IP (VoIP)
 networks, and worldwide customer service and support.
     "Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this news release.  A variety
 of factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.  Investors
 are referred to the Company's Cautionary Statements (Exhibit 99 to the
 Company's most recent Form 10-Q), which statements are incorporated into this
 news release by reference.
     Additional information on Scientific-Atlanta
 (http://www.scientificatlanta.com) and its products (Select: Products on the
 home page) and high-resolution photographs (Select: News, Press Room, Photos
 on the home page) are available via the Internet.  Select Investors to access
 a variety of financial and investor services.
     PowerVu and Explorer are registered trademarks of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
 Scientific-Atlanta logos and name are registered trademarks of Scientific-
 Atlanta, Inc.
 
 

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    ATLANTA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial content providers will soon
 be able to deliver IP data to their affiliates through the PowerVu(R) D9230
 Master Commercial Receiver (MCR) from Scientific-Atlanta (NYSE:   SFA).  The new
 product also delivers the MPEG-2 transport stream for connection of compressed
 digital signals directly to digital cable plants.
     Scheduled for release this summer, the new receiver will be premiered at
 the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas, April 23-26,
 2001, Booth #S4142.
     "Our customers are demanding more versatile solutions to deliver their
 complex content packages onto cable networks," said Sam Lim, vice president
 and general manager of Media Networks at Scientific-Atlanta.  "The addition of
 this MCR to our PowerVu family of receivers will bring us one step closer to
 our goal of helping all our broadcast customers realize the power of digital
 interactive programming."
     The D9230 MCR is the latest addition to Scientific-Atlanta's popular
 PowerVu family of digital satellite receivers.  Two key features that will be
 available with the D9230 MCR are:
     *  Ethernet communications for IP data, as well as remote receiver
        diagnostics and monitoring.  Data received by the D9230 is forwarded
        via the Ethernet connection to the appropriate computer in the headend.
     *  MPEG-2 transport stream output in DVB-ASI format for connection to the
        headend grooming multiplexer to provide the program for the digital
        tier.
     These capabilities are designed to meet the needs of content providers who
 are developing more advanced program services as the cable industry moves
 rapidly from broadcast to digital interactive TV services.  IP data can be
 used to enhance the viewing experience and provide interactive links to
 targeted web content, which can be viewed using advanced interactive set top
 boxes such as Scientific-Atlanta's Explorer(R) family of products.
     Scientific-Atlanta's Media Networks business specializes in expanding the
 delivery of entertainment and information through standards-based digital
 video compression and transport solutions.  Currently, more than 380
 Scientific-Atlanta digital video compression systems are transmitting over
 2,000 channels of digital programming into more than 170 countries -- over 90
 percent of the world.
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (http://www.scientificatlanta.com ) is a leading
 supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission networks for
 broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber
 systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice over IP (VoIP)
 networks, and worldwide customer service and support.
     "Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this news release.  A variety
 of factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.  Investors
 are referred to the Company's Cautionary Statements (Exhibit 99 to the
 Company's most recent Form 10-Q), which statements are incorporated into this
 news release by reference.
     Additional information on Scientific-Atlanta
 (http://www.scientificatlanta.com) and its products (Select: Products on the
 home page) and high-resolution photographs (Select: News, Press Room, Photos
 on the home page) are available via the Internet.  Select Investors to access
 a variety of financial and investor services.
     PowerVu and Explorer are registered trademarks of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
 Scientific-Atlanta logos and name are registered trademarks of Scientific-
 Atlanta, Inc.
 
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