Telecom Lead Europe: The French-language international TV
network TV5MONDE has renewed and expanded managed services contract with
Ericsson until February 2018.
Expanded contract includes integration and operations of
TV5MONDE’s new production, playout and post-production facilities.
The telecom equipment major Ericsson said it aims to
become the leading global provider of managed services for broadcasters.
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.
Marie-Christine Saragosse, CEO, TV5MONDE, said it depends
on Ericsson’s expertise to design and implement complex systems that allow the
company to broadcast programs to 235 million households, representing more than
50 million viewers every week in 200 countries and territories. Outsourcing its
operations to Ericsson and handing over the responsibility for quality of
service allows it to focus on providing the best French-language programming to
Valter D’Avino, vice president and head of Managed
Services at Ericsson, said the renewed and expanded contract is very important to
the company since it’s the biggest broadcast outsourcing contract in France.
Recently, 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
Recently, South Korean mobile service provider LG U+ tied
up with Ericsson to launch voice over LTE services.
Voice over LTE technology enables the telecom operator to offer
enhanced telecom grade services such as HD voice, video calling, chat and