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Ericsson opens new media and broadcast centre in France

Ericsson generalEricsson has opened a new broadcast and media services facility in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, that will house a 3,000 square meter TV facility. 

At launch, the Mediadome centre will manage production, post-production and distribution of 30 television channels, as well as non-linear, on-demand services.

It will also house the offices of the Canal+ Overseas business.

Ericsson said the new centre is part of the company’s strategy to grow its business in France to support “the ongoing transformation of the broadcast and media services industry.”

“For Ericsson, it is very important to be close to our customers while providing them with the benefits of the global scale and capability of our company,” said Thorsten Sauer, head of broadcast and media services at Ericsson.

“Viewers increasingly have the opportunity to watch their favourite content on a smartphone or tablet – wherever they are and whenever they want. This is having a significant impact on media consumption patterns and is driving rapid development in broadcast technologies. As a leading provider in this area, Ericsson offers a wide range of services to support this transformation. Mediadome is a landmark in this development and our capability strategy.”

The Mediadome was opened yesterday at a ceremony that was attended by Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s minister for enterprise and innovation.