TV5Monde expands managed services contract with Ericsson

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 04-09-2012

French-speaking international news channel TV5Monde has renewed and expanded its five-year partnership with Ericsson until February 2018.

The expanded contract now includes integration and operations of the channel’s new production, playout and post-production facilities.

TV5Monde's content is available globally, distributed as both linear traditional broadcast TV and non-linear distribution including fixed and mobile internet websites, web TV, video on demand, mobile apps, connected TV. Ericsson's new installations will optimise the management of TV5Monde 's various broadcast modes.

"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 allows us to focus on pursuing our mission of providing the best French- language programming to viewers around the world,” said TV5Monde CEO Marie-Christine Saragosse.

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. Ericsson no aims at becoming the leading global provider of managed services for broadcasters.