France 24 signs with Ericsson

Ericsson and France 24 have signed a five-year broadcast services contract, following a tender process conducted by the international channel.

France 24 has renewed Ericsson’s playout management mandate and scheduled the deployment of modernised tools, including new control rooms and HD studios. France 24 plans to switch to HD during the second half of the year, which will require a complete overhaul of its five studios and production systems during the months to come.

“We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with France 24 and cater to the needs of a leading 24/7 news channel,” says Thorsten Sauer, Head of Broadcast Services, Business Unit Global Services, Ericsson. “The state-of-the-art production automation systems put in place by Ericsson will enable France 24 to optimise management of its control rooms and operations.”

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