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TV5Monde extends Ericsson managed services deal

French broadcaster TV5Monde has renewed and expanded its managed services contract with Ericsson.

Ericsson has handled production, playout and post-production services for TV5Monde since 2006. The parties have extended the contract to run until 2018 and expanded it to include the integration and operation of a new broadcast platform.

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.”

Ericsson will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 1.D61