Since 2006, the French-language international TV network TV5MONDE has entrusted Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) with operation of its existing broadcast platform for production, playout and post production. By renewing the contract until the end of 2018 and expanding it to include the integration and operation of its new platform, TV5MONDE is modernizing and adapting to the latest digital standards to ensure increased broadcast quality.
TV5MONDE's media is available globally, distributed as both linear traditional TV (broadcast), and non-linear TV (fixed and mobile internet websites, web TV, video on demand, mobile apps, connected TV). Ericsson's new installations will optimize the management of TV5MONDE's various broadcast modes.
Marie-Christine Saragosse, CEO, TV5MONDE, says: "We rely on Ericsson's expertise to design and implement complex systems that allow us to broadcast our programs to 235 million households, representing more than 50 million viewers every week in 200 countries and territories. Outsourcing our operations to Ericsson and handing over the responsibility for quality of service allows us to focus on pursuing our mission of providing the best French-language programming to viewers around the world."
Valter D'Avino, Vice President and Head of Managed Services at Ericsson, says: "We are delighted to continue our partnership with TV5MONDE and take a further step in our broadcast services journey. This renewed and expanded contract is very important to us, since it's the biggest broadcast outsourcing contract in France."
The expansion of this contract comes just a little over two months after Ericsson closed the acquisition of Technicolor's broadcast services division and broadened its managed services offerings for media broadcasters. It also helps Ericsson take another step toward its goal of becoming the leading global provider of managed services for broadcasters.
Ericsson will integrate TV5MONDE's new broadcast platform and provide state-of-the-art services on-site.
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The leading French-language international TV network, TV5Monde is broadcast to eight regions from Paris, while TV5 Quebec Canada is broadcast from Montreal. In all, TV5Monde reaches 235 million connected households in nearly 200 countries and territories. In addition, TV5Monde is a partner to 10 Francophone channels (France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, France Ô, Arte France, RTBF.be, RTS, Radio Canada and Télé-Québec) and the CIRTEF, a council representing French-speaking Africa. TV5Monde content is available with subtitles in 13 languages (German, English, Arabic, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Vietnamese) and the network's website (www.tv5monde.com) receives 8 million monthly visits. TV5Monde is also available via Web TV, catch-up TV and video on demand, as well as applications for smartphones and tablets.
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