SOURCE: Broadcast International, Inc.

January 04, 2007 09:30 ET

Reed Benson Named Broadcast International CFO

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 4, 2007 -- Broadcast International (OTCBB: BCST) ("BI") today announced that Reed Benson will assume the duties of Chief Financial Officer for the corporation. Benson has been the Company's General Counsel and will continue to function in that capacity. Randy Turner, who was the Company's previous CFO, will now serve as Vice President of Finance.

Prior to becoming Broadcast International's General Counsel in October 2003, Benson had been in private law practice since April 2000. From August 1987 to April 2000, he was Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for Broadcast International, Inc., and served as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for Data Broadcasting Corporation, BI's then-parent company. Mr. Benson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Utah in 1971 and became a certified public accountant in the state of New York in 1974 before receiving a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1976.

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 and

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