SOURCE: Thomson

April 16, 2007 04:44 ET

Thomson Selected by Telecom Operator for DVB-H Mobility Deployment in New York

PARIS and LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Thomson Selected by Telecom Operator for DVB-H Mobility Deployment in New York

Paris, France and Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention), April 16, 2007 - Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), has been chosen to support the new Modeo live commercial quality mobile TV service across the New York City metropolitan area with a full complement of products and systems designed to facilitate, monitor, and control the reliable transmission and reception of mobile digital audio, video, and other data types.

The agreement, which includes broadcast system redundancy and installation, illustrates the comprehensive reach of Thomson's Grass Valley™ product portfolio.

"Telecommunication companies are looking for the most reliable and cost-effective platforms to provide video subscription services," said Patrick Montliaud, Senior Vice President of the Integration and Transmission Solutions for Thomson's Grass Valley business. "Our deep knowledge of the broadcast and content distribution markets, as well as an extremely broad product portfolio, distinguishes Grass Valley in the rapidly expanding mobility market, and we're pleased to be working with Modeo as they continue the development of their mobile video service."

In late 2006, Modeo launched its commercial quality service that is being tested by hundreds of beta users in the New York City area, where the company has deployed 18 Thomson Affinity base stations.

"Modeo chose Thomson's transmitters to ensure that we provide a reliable signal and that the equipment and systems are deployed in a cost-effective and timely fashion," said Martyn Gregory, vice president of Modeo. "Thomson has demonstrated that it is one of the leading broadcast companies with the technology, resources and personnel to support next-generation Mobile TV service."

Full Mobile TV Head-End System

Modeo's Network Operation Center also employs many of Grass Valley's mobile video products, including the Argos™ Windows Media 9 encoder with redundancy management, comprising all the necessary equipment to efficiently deliver content to mobile receivers. The Opal DVB-H IP Encapsulator performs the IP encapsulation with DVB-H format and combines specific features such as time slicing and MPE-based forward error correction (FEC). It also offers statistical time slicing for bandwidth optimization and the ability to share the time slicers between multiple mobile network operators. To guarantee service availability within Modeo's mobile TV head end, Grass Valley's Lazulite network management system provides an integrated supervision and redundancy management platform, allowing Modeo to quickly identify a faulty device or manage automatic redundancy.

DVB-H RF Transmission

Modeo utilizes the DVB-H standard for digital mobility and has added AFFINITY L-band transmitters to get signals to consumers.

Certain statements in this press release, including any discussion of management expectations for future periods, constitute "forward- looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements due to changes in global economic and business conditions, consumer electronics markets, and regulatory factors. More detailed information on the potential factors that could affect the financial results of Thomson is contained in Thomson's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Thomson — World leader in digital video technologies

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides technology, services, and systems to help its Media & Entertainment clients - content creators, content distributors and users of its technology - realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. The Group is the preferred partner to the Media & Entertainment Industries through its Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA, and Thomson brands. For more information: http://www.thomson.net.

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