SOURCE: Thomson

March 22, 2007 05:29 ET

Thomson's DVB-H Mobile TV solutions pass trials with Orange Spain

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 22, 2007 -- Thomson's DVB-H Mobile TV solutions pass trials with Orange Spain

Orange Spain pilots Thomson's head end equipment and Mobile TV service platforms with Viaccess content security

Paris, March 22, 2007 - Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE; TMS) today announced that Orange Spain has completed successful technical trials using Thomson's mobile TV solutions in conjunction with Viaccess solution for secured content protection, Purple-TV. The tests, which were started in December 2006, used a range of Thomson's solutions for mobile delivery, including the SmartVision service platform and Grass Valley Opal IP encapsulators, Argos Mobile encoders and Lazulite management systems.

Serge Mal, General Manager of Thomson's network software business commented: "Being part of one of the first every successful trials using this simulcrypt technology clearly illustrates the compatibility of all Thomson's solutions for video services delivery. We are looking forward to future collaborations with both Viaccess and Orange Spain."

"Simulcrypt technology is a breakthrough development in video content protection and this is one of the first ever trials," added José Manuel Ortiz, Technology Innovation Director of Orange Spain. "With the completion of positive successful technical tests using Thomson's DVB-H solutions with Viaccess content security we are looking forward to the next phase of trials in the user environment."

"Viaccess' Purple-TV solution allows conditional access to digital Pay-TV content for operators and device manufacturers," explained Mathias Hautefort, Viaccess CEO. "Thomson and Viaccess are already powering France Telecom's IPTV services globally and this project in Spain was the ideal opportunity for us to put the interoperability of Thomson's mobile TV solutions to the test. As Viaccess is reinforcing its presence in the mobile market and strengthening its leadership in Mobile TV security, this successful cooperation will enable us to pursue numerous further opportunities in Europe and elsewhere".

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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.

About Viaccess:

Viaccess S.A., delivers solutions for digital pay television and secured content distribution. Its mission is the development, production and marketing of Conditional Access and DRM-based systems for all types of contents and services, for every kind of broadcast (satellite, cable, terrestrial, MMDS) and broadband networks, fixed (DSL) and mobile. Viaccess has been successfully deployed in 30 countries world-wide, on more than 80 digital platforms including multi-channel providers and digital content distributors. Viaccess is European Leader for IPTV protection ((MRG IPTV Market Leader Report, Sept. 2006.). For more information : www.viaccess.com

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|Martine Esquirou         |  +33 1 41 86 58 51|martine.esquirou@tho|
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|Julie Dardelet           |  +33 1 41 86 65 24|julie.dardelet@thoms|
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|Joanna Pays (Thomson NIS)|  +33 1 41 44 38 18|joanna.pays@thomson.|
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|Nicolas Jomard (Grass    |  +33 1 34 20 74 89|Nicolas.jomard@thoms|
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|Marie Boidot             |  +33 1 41 86 51 00|marie.boidot@thomson|
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|Laurent Sfaxi            |  +33 1 41 86 58 83|laurent.sfaxi@thomso|
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Viaccess press contact :

Celine Doublet - Tel : +33 1 44.45.64.65 Email : celine.doublet@viaccess.com

Orange Spain press contacts :

David Martínez - Tel : +34 912521200 Email: david.martinezpradales@orange- ftgroup.com

Fernando Castro - Tel : +34 912521200 Email : fernando.castro@orange- ftgroup.com

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