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BSkyB Purchases 12 Inscriber Inca RTX Systems

Inca RTX is the choice for live sports and breaking news (January 20, 2005)

Inscriber, a subsidiary of Leitch Technology Corporation and a leading global provider of broadcast solutions, announced today that British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) has purchased 12 Inscriber Inca RTX systems for its facility at Isleworth, London, for increased graphic and real-time data display capabilities.

"The recent purchase of 12 Inscriber Inca RTX systems positively supports our progressive plans for enhancing our capabilities," stated Mark Crawford, head of Broadcast Computing for BSkyB. "Inca RTX gives us the flexibility in developing specific applications for integrating and displaying station clocks, live sports scores and real-time election results. This builds on our confidence in Inscriber RTX, already deployed in such key roles as the main results system for our flagship Soccer Saturday programme."

Inca RTX is the most flexible and capable real-time 2D/3D graphics, video and clips platform available. Inca RTX is a developer's tool for creating custom broadcast applications, such as up-to-the minute data in sports, weather and elections; dynamic graphics and effects within interactive programs, game shows and shopping channels; multiple layers of graphics, video, and animations in news and information channels.

"BSkyB is a leading broadcaster that others seek to emulate," comments David Hughes, European sales manager for Inscriber. "We are pleased that BSkyB has determined that Inscriber Inca RTX is the best solution to meet their complex requirements for creating and displaying sophisticated graphics that integrate real-time data."

About BSkyB
BSkyB is the operator of the leading multichannel television platform in the UK and Ireland. Almost 19 million viewers in 7.4 million households enjoy an unprecedented choice of movies, news, entertainment and sports channels and interactive services on Sky digital, the UK and Ireland's first and most popular digital television platform. BSkyB's channels are available in a further 7 million cable and digital terrestrial households.

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About Inscriber
Inscriber is subsidiary of Leitch Technology Corporation, a 33-year global leader in the design and distribution of high-performance video systems for the professional video industry. Inscriber is a leading provider of broadcast, post-production and digital signage solutions with a customer base of 150,000 installations in more than 110 countries. Inscriber's character generators (Inca Studio), real-time 2D/3D broadcast graphics platform (Inca RTX), networked graphics/automation (Inca AutoCG) and digital signage solutions (InfoCaster) are the products of choice among communication experts worldwide. Inscriber solutions are also integrated in products from Quantel, Canopus and Adobe. Inscriber's extensive customer list includes BSkyB, ABC, NBC, CBC, CNN, BBC and Rogers Sportsnet among others.

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