SOURCE: Broadcast International, Inc.

December 06, 2006 09:30 ET

Broadcast International Partner, SportsCast Network, Announces Results of ESPN-Licensed Broadcasts

Over 13,000 Tune In to Streamed Broadcasts of Div. 1 Football Playoffs

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 -- Broadcast International ("BI") (OTCBB: BCST) today announced its partner, SportsCast Network (SCN), has generated impressive audiences for its Internet broadcasts of Montana and Montana State Division 1 playoff games. Having secured the video streaming rights from ESPN, SCN and The Big Sky Conference were able to deliver both the Montana-McNeese State and Montana State-Furman games on November 18 to over 10,000 fans via Big Sky TV. 3,000 fans were able to watch the Montana-Southern Illinois quarterfinal game on November 25. Viewers from over 30 countries tuned in to the broadcasts.

"We are excited to see the increased viewership generated by availability through the ESPN website," said Michael Begley, President/CEO of SportsCast Network.

Enhanced video quality, enabled by Broadcast International's CodecSys technology, is one of the most attractive features of SportsCast Network's streaming solution. In addition to a high quality, live viewing experience, Big Sky TV viewers can also chat live with other fans in the unique "virtual bleacher," as well as receive live, updated stats from the event site.

About Broadcast International

Broadcast International is a leading provider of video-powered business solutions, including IP and digital satellite, Internet streaming, and other types of wired/wireless network distribution. In addition, BI assists clients with video production, rich media development and a full range of network support services. BI also possesses a patented technology, CodecSys, which provides enhanced video at current bandwidths or reduces the cost of bandwidth while maintaining quality.

Broadcast International was founded in 1984 and is a public company (OTCBB: BCST) headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information and to learn more about Broadcast International and CodecSys on the Web go to www.brin.com and www.codecsys.com

About SportsCast Network

SportsCast Network is a Salt Lake City-based, privately held firm that develops and presents sporting events and related productions in rich multimedia formats. SCN empowers sports properties to control and deliver live or on-demand broadcasts to any video display device via Internet Protocol. For more information: www.sportscastnetwork.com

About the Big Sky Conference

The Big Sky Conference was established in 1963 to sponsor championships in 14 sports, including men's and women's cross country, indoor track and field, basketball, tennis, outdoor track and field, football, women's volleyball and golf. It recently expanded from eight to nine schools in July 2006 with the addition of The University of Northern Colorado. The Big Sky is currently comprised of Eastern Washington University, Idaho State University, The University of Montana, Montana State University, Northern Arizona University, Portland State University, Sacramento State, and Weber State University.

All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption "Additional Factors That May Affect Our Business" in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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