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Harris Corporation Provides High-Performance Editing to Zee TV with Leitch’s VelocityHD


Indian entertainment pioneer purchases four of Leitch’s powerhouse editing systems

CINCINNATI, November 18, 2005 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) today announced that Zee TV, India’s pioneering Hindi entertainment channel and the largest producer and aggregator of Hindi programming in the world, has purchased four Leitch VelocityHD™ format-flexible, high-definition/standard-definition (HD/SD) non-linear editing systems. Zee TV will use VelocityHD™ to edit current affairs programming and promotions.

Zee TV is the flagship channel of the Zee Network, with its award-winning Indian programming accessible to over 225 million viewers in more than 80 countries across five continents. Zee TV’s programming delivers a variety of choices for all segments of its audience, including primetime comedy and drama series, television movies, miniseries, theatrical films, specials, children’s programs, daytime dramas, game shows and late-night shows.

“We’re very pleased that Zee TV has chosen VelocityHD™ for its editing requirements,” said Randy Fowlie, Leitch vice president and general manager for Digital Media. “Zee TV is a respected innovator in global media, and we’re excited that they have recognized VelocityHD™’s outstanding combination of performance, quality, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.”

Six-time award-winning VelocityHD™ combines the innovative Altitude™ hardware platform with the acclaimed Velocity™ software interface, delivering exceptional high-performance, real-time post-production editing flexibility. VelocityHD™ features full-quality, real-time HD playback of multiple video and dynamic graphics streams with true dual-stream, real-time HD transitions and effects. VelocityHD™ supports 1080i, 1080PsF and 720p frame formats at all common frame rates, with mixable compressed and uncompressed video. All VelocityHD™ systems also offer outstanding multi-stream standard-definition editing performance.

About Leitch
An industry leader for more than 30 years, Leitch provides high-performance, multi-format solutions for professional digital video. Through its two business segments — Digital Media and Infrastructure — Leitch offers standard-definition/high-definition (SD/HD) products and systems that enable media companies to streamline workflow from production through transmission. Leitch offers a comprehensive, award-winning portfolio of processors, routers, servers, graphics and editing solutions, master control and branding systems, digital signage, network monitoring and control software, and test and measurement instruments, along with premium customer support. Leitch is part of the Broadcast Communications Division of Harris Corporation.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and has 13,400 employees — including 5,500 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company’s operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at


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