French-language international TV network TV5MONDE has decided to renew its contract with Ericsson until the end of 2018 for the operation of its existing broadcast platform for production, playout and post production. By renewing the contract and expanding it to include the integration and operation of its new platform, TV5MONDE is modernising 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, said: “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 (pictured), vice president and head of Managed Services at Ericsson, said: “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.