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Fox Picks Leitch's NEO LogoMotion II HD Branding Systems

Comprehensive content branding solution for SD and HD (June 17, 2004)

Leitch Technology Corporation today announced that Fox Broadcasting Company has purchased 26 of Leitch's NEO LogoMotion II high-definition content branding systems.

Based on the NEO modular platform, LogoMotion II is the latest generation in Leitch's successful branding products, adding advanced capabilities for today's digital master control, production and mobile environments. Leitch's LogoMotion II is a comprehensive content branding solution that keys up to four independent layers (static, animated, clocks) in SDI and two layers in HD, all with independent size, position and transparency control. LogoMotion II also offers full audio support and Ethernet connectivity and performs exceptionally well in automated and manual operations.

"The LogoMotion II gives Fox compatibility with our installed base of older LogoMotion systems, while providing a powerful HD and SD solution with the advanced features needed by Fox's promotion department today," said Hal Reynolds, Fox VP, broadcast engineering. "The ability to directly capture audio and video media was a deciding factor in our selection."

"We are very pleased that Fox Broadcasting has chosen Leitch's LogoMotion II HD branding solution," said Tim Thorsteinson, Leitch president and chief executive officer. "Using true broadcast hardware in the flexible NEO frame and providing unparalleled manual control with its advanced remote control panel, LogoMotion II has the versatility to address today's branding needs."

About Fox Broadcasting Company:
FOX Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a division of Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. FOX delivers a high concentration of Adult 18-49 viewers while dominating all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.

Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., 82% owned by The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS), is principally engaged in the development, production and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programs, television broadcasting and cable network programming. Fox has total assets as of December 31, 2003 of approximately US$31 billion and total annual revenues of approximately US$12 billion. The Company's studios, production facilities and film and television library provide high-quality creative content, and the Company's broadcasting and cable networks provide extensive distribution platforms for the Company's programs.

About Leitch
Leitch Technology is a 33-year global leader in the design and distribution of high-performance video systems for the professional television industry. Leitch offers the most extensible products and interoperable systems, enabling operations of any size to achieve a truly Integrated Content Environment. Leitch is the most trusted name for increasing performance and productivity through solutions that streamline workflow of content production, processing, transmission and management. With a sole focus on and commitment to the television industry, Leitch provides unparalleled customer support. (


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