SOURCE: Broadcast International, Inc.

April 20, 2006 15:24 ET

CodecSys™ Technology Licensed to Zenterio

The Multi-Codec System to Be Utilized for Mobile and Other Digital TV Applications

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2006 -- Broadcast International (OTC BB: BCST) today announced it has signed a licensing agreement with Zenterio AB, a Swedish company with a focus on mobile and digital TV technologies and solutions. Initially, Zenterio will deploy Broadcast International's patented CodecSys video compression and delivery technology in a cell phone application co-developed with Intel.

"CodecSys continues to grow in acceptance as a highly efficient way to compress video for various applications," said Rod Tiede, Broadcast International President and CEO. "We are very pleased to work with Zenterio to enable the delivery of better quality video to cell phones and to support development of other digital TV and mobile applications in which Zenterio has so much expertise."

"We are very excited to start incorporating the power of CodecSys into our solutions," said Heikki Koskinen, Chairman of Zenterio AB. "Having worked for some time to document the quality improvements and efficiencies made possible by the patented codec-switching process, we are confident that licensing CodecSys will allow us to offer a number of attractive and unique solutions to our clients."

Delivery of high quality video to cell phones is currently a challenge given the limited bandwidth of cellular networks. CodecSys technology opens the door to full-motion video over cellular networks. CodecSys employs real-time artificial intelligence systems to dynamically manage libraries of standard and specialized codecs to efficiently process a particular scene or frame of video and then switches on the fly to another codec that is better suited to the next scene or frame. Exploiting the best attributes of multiple codecs enables 50 to 75 percent reductions in bandwidth compared to single codec solutions. And because CodecSys is a software solution, newly developed codecs can easily be incorporated into the system, ending costly hardware obsolescence.

About Zenterio AB

Zenterio offers a powerful suite of high quality, reliable and value driven IT solutions, and has the capabilities to provide consultancy, design, implementation and maintenance services to its technology clients. Since the company was started in 2002, Zenterio has launched several innovative digital TV products and successfully completed numerous projects in the digital TV, PC and mobile software areas. Among Zenterio customers are such companies as Nokia, Vodafone, Microsoft, Emitor, i3 Micro, PAC, Intel, and Autoliv. For more information about Zenterio, go to its website at

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 (OTC BB: BCST) headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information and to learn more about Broadcast International and CodecSys on the Web go to and

Forward-Looking Statements

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for Broadcast International's services, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in Broadcast International Inc.'s Form 10-KSB filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2005. Copies of the filing are available upon request from Broadcast International's Investor Relations Department.

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