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Nov 17

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TEL AVIV, Israel — Nov. 17, 2008 — Scopus Video Networks (NASDAQ: SCOP), a provider of digital video networking solutions, today announced that it has entered into a distribution partnership with leading Japanese video manufacturer and distributor FOR-A. Under the terms of the agreement, FOR-A will provide sales and support for the full line of Scopus products. At Inter BEE 2008 in Tokyo Nov. 19-21, Scopus will demonstrate its solutions in the FOR-A stand, 6408.

"We are pleased to be aligned with FOR-A, which has a stellar reputation for professional broadcast audio and video solutions," said Shimon Shanor, vice president of sales for Scopus Video Networks. "FOR-A's representation of our products will not only increase our presence in the Japanese market, but also offer our customers local support."

"Scopus is well-known in the industry for its leadership in video contribution and distribution equipment, and our partnership will give us an important new entry point into this rapidly expanding market," said Shunzo Ura, general manager, Import Division of FOR-A. "We look forward to working with Scopus to offer the broadest range of solutions to our joint customers in Japan."

In the FOR-A stand at Inter BEE 2008, Scopus will highlight products and platforms specifically designed to address the digital video contribution and distribution challenges of today's operators, broadcasters, and content providers. A special focus will be placed on Scopus' new Eldorado network management system, its UE-9000 HD/SD multiformat MPEG-2/H.264 encoder platform, and the company's new integrated receiver processor (IRP) platform for HD/SD multiformat dense MPEG-2/H.264 decoding and processing.

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About FOR-A

FOR-A is a leading video equipment manufacturer specializing in the development, production, and sales of professional broadcast and video equipment. The company offers a full line of advanced broadcast products, including video switchers, converters, and other equipment for standard and high definition applications. In broadcast graphics, FOR-A has pioneered solutions for combining video and computer graphics, such as virtual studio systems. FOR-A's professional video equipment, focused on variable frame rate cameras, ultra-resolution network cameras, and other specialized cameras, also includes peripherals such as multiviewers and distribution amplifiers. For more information, visit www.for-a.com.

About Scopus Video Networks

Scopus Video Networks (NASDAQ: SCOP) develops, markets, and supports digital video networking solutions that enable network operators to offer advanced video services to their subscribers. Scopus solutions support digital television, HDTV, live event coverage, and content distribution.

Scopus' comprehensive digital video networking solutions offer intelligent video gateways, encoders, decoders, and network management platforms. The company's solutions are designed to allow network operators to increase service revenues, improve customer retention, and minimize capital and operating expenses.

Scopus customers include satellite, cable, and terrestrial operators; broadcasters; and telecom service providers. Scopus solutions are used by hundreds of network operators worldwide. More information is available at www.scopus.net.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Scopus marketing and operations plans. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management's current expectations and estimates, which involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks related to the evolving market for digital video in general and the infancy of the video-over-IP in particular and the ability to successfully distribute products in Japan, general economic conditions and other risk factors. Scopus does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.

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