TECHNICOLOR: Further reinforcement of the cooperation between Tata Sky and Technicolor
February 18, 2013 - PARIS
Further reinforcement of the cooperation between TataSky and Technicolor The India leading satellite operator renews its contract forTechnicolor MediaPlay STBs
Technicolor (Euronext Paris : TCH) todayannounced that it has won two extension contracts from Tata Sky, India'sleadingsatellite operator with over 8 million subscribers. Pursuant to thelongstanding relationship between both parties and the commercial successof itshigh-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) digital TV offerings,Tata Skyhas granted Technicolor, until mid 2015, extension of the initialcontracts forthe STBs already delivered over the past years:
* The HD-enabled zapper (MediaPlay DSI715) is optimized to deliver all essential features at low cost while enabling future-proof servicessuch as video on demand.
* The SD satellite zapper (MediaPlay DSI309) has been tailored to TataSky's needs and enables MPEG-4 decoding in a compact design.
Michel Rahier, President of Technicolor's Connected Home division, said"We arevery proud to support the commercial success of Tata Sky in itsdigitaltelevision services. As a long standing partner of Tata Sky, the renewalof theprevious contracts awarded up to two years ago proves us that we have beenableto build a strong relationship thanks to the high quality of our products".
"Technicolor's solutions have met our expectations in terms ofreliabilitybecause we want to guarantee a trouble free experience for our customers.Theyalso help meet our Total Cost of Ownership requirement, which is keyfor anoperator with a large subscriber base like ours. The latest agreementsmark thecontinuation of our trusted relationship with Technicolor" added HaritNagpal,Managing Director & CEO of Tata Sky.
Deliveries of these set-top boxes are scheduled from 3Q 2013 to 2Q 2015,whileTechnicolor will continue providing locally-based after-sales support toTataSky.
Technicolor's range of MediaPlay set-top boxes provide a wide array ofservicesencompassing advanced functions such as multi-room and multi-screen, ondemand,wireless streaming or Over-The-Top services. Truly committed toecodesign,Technicolor puts environmental issues at the heart of the design processof allproducts within a complete product lifecycle approach.
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media andentertainmentsector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world classresearch andinnovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in deliveringadvancedvideo services to content creators and distributors. We also benefitfrom anextensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging andsoundtechnologies, based on a thriving licensing business.
Our commitment: Enhance media experience on any screen, in theaters, athome andon the go.
Euronext Paris: TCH www.technicolor.com
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