SOURCE: Broadcast International, Inc.

December 07, 2006 09:30 ET

Broadcast International Partner, SportsCast Network, Signs Agreement With American Indoor Football Association to Provide League Webcasts

SCN to Stream Video of All Games

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 -- Broadcast International ("BI") (OTCBB: BCST) today announced its partner, SportsCast Network (SCN), has recently signed a three-year contract with The American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) to stream video of league football games on the Internet. The agreement begins a new era for the AIFA. Beginning with the 2007 regular season, all games played in league arenas will be available for viewing, live or on-demand, around the world on the Internet.

"We are thrilled to have SportsCast Network on board with us as we enter the exciting world of video streaming," said AIFA owner John Morris. "This is just the beginning of what we hope will be great media endeavors that will benefit our fans around the world."

SportsCast Network and the AIFA will create a Website devoted entirely to video streaming. For a fee, fans will be able to log on, watch their favorite games live, or watch archived events at any hour of the day. During events, fans will also be able to interact with other viewers via a live chat room. They will also have state-of-the-art, real-time stats at their disposal.

"This will be unlike anything else currently available to fans of indoor football," Morris added. "SportsCast Network possesses some of the best technology available. Plus, our member teams will all benefit from the agreement; when you buy a subscription the revenue will go back to your favorite team. Additionally, our season ticket holders will be the first fans in the history of sports to hold a 'true' season ticket as they will have access to every one of their team's games. At home, they can enjoy the action in the arena; on the road, they will have access to the SCN feed."

"We will provide the AIFA fans an unparalleled media experience," said Michael Begley, SCN's founder and CEO. "Our technology will enable the AIFA to deliver live feeds to any device, ranging from television to PCs to hand-held devices, such as PDAs and cellular phones via Internet Protocol. Additionally, we will present followers of indoor football with an interactive experience that will be second to none with comprehensive, real-time statistical updates for all facets of the game and unique fun features, like live chat."

SportsCast Networks is a six-year-old company that has worked with professional baseball teams, collegiate conferences and European Football clubs. SCN deploys the latest technologies to deliver the best in on-line entertainment content. With an emphasis on production value, SCN can satisfy users with either dial-up or broadband connections, allowing the viewers to customize their experience with unrivaled access to real-time statistics, player information, and high quality audio/video. SCN utilizes the CodecSys™ video compression technology to deliver television-quality video streams via the Web. CodecSys is a patented multi-codec operating system developed by SCN partner Broadcast International, also of Salt Lake City.

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 American Indoor Football Association

The American Indoor Football Association was established in 2006. The AIFA is currently comprised of Canton (OH) Legends, Carolina (Concord, NC) Speed, Danville (IL) Demolition, Florence (SC) Phantoms, Erie (PA) Freeze, Mississippi (MS) MudCats, Huntington (WVA) Heroes, Montgomery (AL) Bears, Johnstown (PA) RiverHawks, Lakeland (FL) Thunderbolts, Pittsburgh (PA) RiverRats, Baltimore (MD) Blackbirds, Reading (PA) Express and Tallahassee (FL) Titans.

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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