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Thomson Video Networks Enters Framework Agreement With Telenor Satellite Broadcasting

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Thomson Video Networks Enters Framework Agreement
With Telenor Satellite Broadcasting

RENNES, France — April 12, 2011 — Thomson Video Networks has announced a multiyear framework agreement with Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS (TSBc). Under the partnership, Thomson will supply consultancy and commissioning services together with its complete range of headend products, including ViBE encoders, NetProcessor multiplexers, and XMS network management systems.

As the leading satellite operator in the Nordic region, TSBc is renowned for delivering quality television broadcasting services to its customers. The 1 degree west orbital location from which TSBc operates is one of the fastest growing platforms for video distribution, serving approximately 17 million television households and transmitting nearly 700 television and radio channels in the Nordic region and throughout Central and Eastern Europe. TSBc’s headend development project is part of the company’s push to future-proof its leading position in the Nordic countries, while establishing a strong presence in Central Europe and the Middle East.

Thomson Video Networks’ digital headend solutions encompass award-winning technologies that deliver market-leading efficiency and quality. The Thomson ViBE range is the industry reference in video encoding, and combined with Thomson NetProcessor multiplexing systems, delivers outstanding picture quality combined with highly economical bandwidth management. With unrelenting commitment to innovation and an unequalled base of experience, Thomson can deliver comprehensive, tailor-made systems for any application, ranging from standalone headend solutions to large hybrid multi-network installations.

“We are proud to be selected as a trusted partner for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting,” said Christophe Delahousse, president of Thomson Video Networks. “TSBc’s deep technical knowledge of providing extensive television broadcasting services for distribution, contribution, and occasional applications to all the Nordic broadcasters and many others throughout Europe makes this long term agreement a real acknowledgment of the quality of our products, systems, and organization.”

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About Telenor Satellite Broadcasting
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) provides extensive television broadcasting services for distribution and contribution applications to broadcasters throughout Europe, utilizing a hybrid network that comprises terrestrial circuits, earth stations and the satellite fleet. TSBc operates at the prime orbital location of 1 degree west, the leading position in the Nordic region and a hotspot position in Central and Eastern Europe. TSBc delivers end-user connectivity and broadband application services via satellite in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and has also established inclined-satellite operations at the 4 degree west orbital position. Visit the company’s website at www.telenorsbc.com.

About Thomson Video Networks
From the very onset of digital TV broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with supplying expertise, quality, and reliability to the world’s leading broadcasters. Thomson Video Networks builds on this great heritage by providing unique and innovative video delivery solutions for a premium viewing experience. The Thomson Video Networks philosophy, since delivering the world’s first large-scale direct-to-home satellite system, has always been the same — to provide the best possible picture quality across any networks, to any devices. As a worldwide leader in compression systems for satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, mobile TV, and Web streaming, Thomson Video Networks is helping its customers deliver superior quality video to anything from small handheld devices to large 3D high-definition screens, with the lowest bandwidth to ensure a profitable business model. A trusted supplier with more than 20 percent of the active channels deployed worldwide, a global support presence, and culture of delivering quality at every stage, Thomson Video Networks boasts the experience and range of products to supply every need, from hybrid multiformat compression systems to contribution links for content exchange networks.

More information about products from Thomson Video Networks can be found at www.thomson-networks.com.

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Agency Contact:
Marguerite Clark
Wall Street Communications
Tel: +33 1 45 25 36 91
Email: [email protected]
Thomson Video Networks Contact:
Crystèle Trevisan
Corporate Communications Director
Tel: +33 2 99 27 38 93
Email: [email protected]

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