France 24 Signs Broadcast Services Contract with Ericsson
Ericsson and France 24 have signed a five-year broadcast services contract effective January 1, 2014, following a tender process conducted by the international news and current affairs channel. France 24 has renewed Ericsson’s playout management mandate and scheduled the deployment of modernized tools, including new control rooms and HD studios.
Modernization will allow France 24 to better meet the needs of the international TV market with enriched content. France 24 broadcasts news 24/7 to 250 million homes around the world in French, English and Arabic.
Partnering with Ericsson for broadcast services will allow France 24 to equip its control rooms with more advanced tools and automated systems, thereby improving quality of service and achieving a double-digit percentage increase in productivity. 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.