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TV5MONDE renews and expands managed services contract with Ericsson




STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — (Marketwire) — 09/03/12 —

* TV5MONDE renews and expands its partnership with Ericsson until February
2018

* Expanded contract includes integration and operations of TV5MONDE-s new
production, playout and post-production facilities

* Ericsson aims to become the leading global provider of managed services
for
broadcasters

Since 2006, the French-language international TV network TV5MONDE has
entrusted
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) with operation of its existing broadcast platform for
production, playout and post production. 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.

TV5MONDE-s media is available globally, distributed as both linear traditional
TV (broadcast), and non-linear TV (fixed and mobile internet websites, web TV,
video on demand, mobile apps, connected TV). Ericsson-s new installations will
optimize the management of TV5MONDE-s various broadcast modes.

Marie-Christine Saragosse, CEO, TV5MONDE, says: “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.”

Valter D-Avino, Vice President and Head of Managed Services at Ericsson, says:
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with TV5MONDE and take a further
step in our broadcast services journey. This renewed and expanded contract is
very important to us, since it-s the biggest broadcast outsourcing contract in
France.”

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. It also helps
Ericsson take another step toward its goal of becoming the leading global
provider of managed services for broadcasters.

Ericsson will integrate TV5MONDE-s new broadcast platform and provide state-
of-
the-art services on-site.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Ericsson closes acquisition of Technicolor-s broadcast services division:

About TV5MONDE

The leading French-language international TV network, TV5Monde is broadcast to
eight regions from Paris, while TV5 Quebec Canada is broadcast from Montreal.
In
all, TV5Monde reaches 235 million connected households in nearly 200 countries
and territories. In addition, TV5Monde is a partner to 10 Francophone channels
(France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, France Ô, Arte France, RTBF.be,
RTS,
Radio Canada and Télé-Québec) and the CIRTEF, a council
representing
French-speaking Africa. TV5Monde content is available with subtitles in 13
languages
(German, English, Arabic, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Polish,
Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Vietnamese) and the network-s website
() receives 8 million monthly visits. TV5Monde is also
available
via Web TV, catch-up TV and video on demand, as well as applications for
smartphones and tablets.

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Ericsson is the world-s leading provider of communications technology and
services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time
solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in
sustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within
Information
and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.
Today
more than 40 percent of the world-s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson
networks and we support customers- networks servicing more than 2 billion
subscribers.

We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in
1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company had
revenues of SEK 226,9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ
OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

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TVMONDE renewal press release PDF:

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