Enhancements support HITS Quantum HD and SD platforms and impulse PPV

February 23, 2009

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Comcast Media Center and Motorola today announced an enhanced version of the original HITS Quick Take Plus (“QT+”) service offered by the two companies. The enhanced QT+ service allows HITS affiliates to launch programming from the HITS Quantum HD and SD channel platforms, as well as other content sources. In addition, Motorola announces the inclusion of impulse pay-per-view capability to the HITS QT+ headend management system.

The HITS QT+ service is a turnkey solution provided by CMC and Motorola that includes hardware, software, operating services, and programming. HITS QT+ not only offers smaller cable systems the opportunity to increase revenues and grow their cable system, but also reduces operating costs by managing a number of functions typically handled by the local cable system. In addition to centralized headend management, HITS QT+ handles channel-mapping requirements by providing affiliates with a choice of templates for channel lineups that include programming available via HITS Quantum, while also allowing cable systems to insert channel-mapping information for locally managed channels.

CMC’s HITS Quantum service provides centralized content distribution for more than 280 linear digital video and audio services. HITS Quantum’s HD programming service currently features 21 HDTV channels using advanced MPEG-2 compression technology, which allows cable system operators to optimize bandwidth while maintaining competitive quality of experience (QoE) for their customers. HITS Quantum’s SD service offers feeds for nearly 70 widely carried basic and expanded basic channels and allows cable system operators to reclaim bandwidth by converting analog channels to standard-definition or high-definition digital formats.

HITS Quantum’s Classic service features over 194 digital video and audio services cable systems may use for expanding the scope of sports, multi-cultural and other special interest channels available to their customers. All of the channels available via HITS Quantum, as well as video on demand (VOD) programming available via HITS On Demand, may be received with one "triple-feed" antenna.

Comcast Media Center (CMC)

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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