Scientific-Atlanta Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration With Shipment of Six Millionth Explorer Set-top

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Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Honoring its
 past while continuing to create the future of cable TV, Scientific-Atlanta
 today kicked off a six-month celebration of its 50th year in business, with
 the shipment of its six millionth Explorer(R) advanced digital set-top box.
 A commemorative set-top, an Explorer 2100 model, was presented to Time Warner
 Communications in Orlando, where the first interactive TV trials eight years
 ago have made the rapid deployment of interactive TV services possible today.
     Every one of the six million Explorer digital set-tops shipped is capable
 of delivering an unlimited number of interactive TV applications, which can be
 downloaded from Scientific-Atlanta's digital interactive network.  A rapidly
 growing number of consumer households, among the 38 million homes served by
 Scientific-Atlanta enabled two-way, interactive cable systems, have access to
 interactive TV services today.  Kagan and Associates estimates that as many as
 27.3 million cable households will be accessing interactive TV services by
 2005.
     Less than a decade ago, the delivery of video-on-demand, e-commerce, Web
 browsing, and email to consumers with interactive digital set-tops was the
 unabashed goal of Scientific-Atlanta and its pioneering customers.  Today,
 interactive TV is a "must have" offering for cable operators, which are
 expected to benefit from increasing revenues and lowered churn.  Consumer
 demand for digital cable and interactive TV services is driving production of
 the popular Explorer advanced interactive set-top boxes to record levels.
     "Consumer demand for our digital service offering, aboard Scientific-
 Atlanta's platform, is exceeding our expectations in the Central Florida
 area," says John Rigsby, president of Time Warner Cable's Central Florida
 division.  "It's rewarding to see this strong acceptance among consumers:
 both locally, where interactive trials began, and nationally as Time Warner
 Cable leads the way in digital roll-outs.  Scientific-Atlanta's six millionth
 set-top milestone shows just how real the industry's move to digital and
 interactivity is today."
     "Time Warner had the foresight to see the power of interactive TV for its
 customers in Central Florida and throughout the country.  The interactive TV
 trials in Orlando nearly a decade ago helped to set the stage for the
 interactive TV services being delivered today," says Jim McDonald, chairman,
 CEO, and president of Scientific-Atlanta.  "The interactive TV strategy we
 continue to deliver on has Scientific-Atlanta strongly positioned to offer
 cable operators a distinct competitive edge over satellite.  As Scientific-
 Atlanta continues to work with our customers in creating the future of
 interactive TV, we will never lose sight of where we've been and the impact
 this company continues to have on the cable industry."
     Six Georgia Tech graduates with a total of $600 founded Scientific-Atlanta
 in October of 1951.  Today, Scientific-Atlanta has more than $2 billion in
 annual sales and more than 11,000 employees, serving customers around the
 world.
     The interactive TV vision shared by Scientific-Atlanta and Time Warner
 Cable fostered a series of interactive TV trials in the early 90's that have
 contributed significantly to their lead roles in the development and
 deployment of interactive TV today.  Scientific-Atlanta continues to be a
 leader in the development of broadband network architectures, including
 groundbreaking work in opto-electronics, designed to provide the bandwidth
 required for interactive TV.
     "Interactive TV is real and it's here today.  Together with Scientific-
 Atlanta, Time Warner Cable is providing our customers throughout the country
 with an exciting range of interactive TV services," says Jim Chiddix, chief
 technical officer, Time Warner Cable.  "The pioneering vision shared by both
 of our companies is playing an integral part in the roll-out of digital and
 interactive TV services."
    Scientific-Atlanta's digital set-top box and interactive TV strategy is
 delivering interactive services today, with a market segment approach designed
 to deliver a compelling competitive advantage over satellite.  The company's
 Explorer family of advanced digital set-tops, including the Explorer 2100 and
 3100 models, serve as network computers and robust ITV platform.  The Explorer
 4000 set-top is designed to serve the in-home network or gateway market, while
 the Explorer 8000 set-top, slated for availability this year, will be a home
 media server complete with full PVR capabilities.  Time Warner has already
 committed to purchase quantities of the Explorer 8000 set-top to satisfy most
 of the cable operator's forecasted requirements for PVR capable set-tops
 through calendar year 2002.
     To meet the growing international demand for digital and interactive TV
 services, Scientific-Atlanta earlier this year unveiled the Explorer 4000DVB
 advanced set-top, which is designed to offer video, data, and voice services
 in a single device for Europe and other markets using the PAL video standard.
     Touting its 50 years of innovation, Scientific-Atlanta will celebrate its
 golden anniversary with public and employee events throughout the year,
 culminating on October 31, 2001, the company's anniversary date.
 
     About Time Warner Cable
     Time Warner Cable is the nation's leading provider of home entertainment
 and information services to 12.8 million homes nationally and 685,000 in the
 Central Florida region.  Time Warner Cable is a division of AOL Time Warner,
 the world's first Internet-powered media and communications company.
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE:   SFA) (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 our
 home page) and high-resolution photographs (Select: News, Press Room, Photos
 on our home page) are available via the Internet.  Select Investors to access
 a variety of financial and investor services.  Explorer is a registered
 trademark of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
     For a Scientific-Atlanta history timeline, visit
 http://www.scientificatlanta.com/50years
 
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    ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Honoring its
 past while continuing to create the future of cable TV, Scientific-Atlanta
 today kicked off a six-month celebration of its 50th year in business, with
 the shipment of its six millionth Explorer(R) advanced digital set-top box.
 A commemorative set-top, an Explorer 2100 model, was presented to Time Warner
 Communications in Orlando, where the first interactive TV trials eight years
 ago have made the rapid deployment of interactive TV services possible today.
     Every one of the six million Explorer digital set-tops shipped is capable
 of delivering an unlimited number of interactive TV applications, which can be
 downloaded from Scientific-Atlanta's digital interactive network.  A rapidly
 growing number of consumer households, among the 38 million homes served by
 Scientific-Atlanta enabled two-way, interactive cable systems, have access to
 interactive TV services today.  Kagan and Associates estimates that as many as
 27.3 million cable households will be accessing interactive TV services by
 2005.
     Less than a decade ago, the delivery of video-on-demand, e-commerce, Web
 browsing, and email to consumers with interactive digital set-tops was the
 unabashed goal of Scientific-Atlanta and its pioneering customers.  Today,
 interactive TV is a "must have" offering for cable operators, which are
 expected to benefit from increasing revenues and lowered churn.  Consumer
 demand for digital cable and interactive TV services is driving production of
 the popular Explorer advanced interactive set-top boxes to record levels.
     "Consumer demand for our digital service offering, aboard Scientific-
 Atlanta's platform, is exceeding our expectations in the Central Florida
 area," says John Rigsby, president of Time Warner Cable's Central Florida
 division.  "It's rewarding to see this strong acceptance among consumers:
 both locally, where interactive trials began, and nationally as Time Warner
 Cable leads the way in digital roll-outs.  Scientific-Atlanta's six millionth
 set-top milestone shows just how real the industry's move to digital and
 interactivity is today."
     "Time Warner had the foresight to see the power of interactive TV for its
 customers in Central Florida and throughout the country.  The interactive TV
 trials in Orlando nearly a decade ago helped to set the stage for the
 interactive TV services being delivered today," says Jim McDonald, chairman,
 CEO, and president of Scientific-Atlanta.  "The interactive TV strategy we
 continue to deliver on has Scientific-Atlanta strongly positioned to offer
 cable operators a distinct competitive edge over satellite.  As Scientific-
 Atlanta continues to work with our customers in creating the future of
 interactive TV, we will never lose sight of where we've been and the impact
 this company continues to have on the cable industry."
     Six Georgia Tech graduates with a total of $600 founded Scientific-Atlanta
 in October of 1951.  Today, Scientific-Atlanta has more than $2 billion in
 annual sales and more than 11,000 employees, serving customers around the
 world.
     The interactive TV vision shared by Scientific-Atlanta and Time Warner
 Cable fostered a series of interactive TV trials in the early 90's that have
 contributed significantly to their lead roles in the development and
 deployment of interactive TV today.  Scientific-Atlanta continues to be a
 leader in the development of broadband network architectures, including
 groundbreaking work in opto-electronics, designed to provide the bandwidth
 required for interactive TV.
     "Interactive TV is real and it's here today.  Together with Scientific-
 Atlanta, Time Warner Cable is providing our customers throughout the country
 with an exciting range of interactive TV services," says Jim Chiddix, chief
 technical officer, Time Warner Cable.  "The pioneering vision shared by both
 of our companies is playing an integral part in the roll-out of digital and
 interactive TV services."
    Scientific-Atlanta's digital set-top box and interactive TV strategy is
 delivering interactive services today, with a market segment approach designed
 to deliver a compelling competitive advantage over satellite.  The company's
 Explorer family of advanced digital set-tops, including the Explorer 2100 and
 3100 models, serve as network computers and robust ITV platform.  The Explorer
 4000 set-top is designed to serve the in-home network or gateway market, while
 the Explorer 8000 set-top, slated for availability this year, will be a home
 media server complete with full PVR capabilities.  Time Warner has already
 committed to purchase quantities of the Explorer 8000 set-top to satisfy most
 of the cable operator's forecasted requirements for PVR capable set-tops
 through calendar year 2002.
     To meet the growing international demand for digital and interactive TV
 services, Scientific-Atlanta earlier this year unveiled the Explorer 4000DVB
 advanced set-top, which is designed to offer video, data, and voice services
 in a single device for Europe and other markets using the PAL video standard.
     Touting its 50 years of innovation, Scientific-Atlanta will celebrate its
 golden anniversary with public and employee events throughout the year,
 culminating on October 31, 2001, the company's anniversary date.
 
     About Time Warner Cable
     Time Warner Cable is the nation's leading provider of home entertainment
 and information services to 12.8 million homes nationally and 685,000 in the
 Central Florida region.  Time Warner Cable is a division of AOL Time Warner,
 the world's first Internet-powered media and communications company.
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE:   SFA) (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 our
 home page) and high-resolution photographs (Select: News, Press Room, Photos
 on our home page) are available via the Internet.  Select Investors to access
 a variety of financial and investor services.  Explorer is a registered
 trademark of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
     For a Scientific-Atlanta history timeline, visit
 http://www.scientificatlanta.com/50years
 
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