Thomson Goes to Tahiti

Tahiti Nui Satellite selects Thomson for the launch of high-definition services

November 19, 2009

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PARIS -- Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), a worldwide leader of services to content creators, today announced it has been selected to supply Tahiti Nui Satellite (TNS) with a HD set-top box to support the launch of high definition channels in Q4 2009. As well as receiving HD channels in MPEG-4 by satellite, the new set-top box from Thomson will allow TNS’ subscribers to select and view video on demand and other interactive content via broadband in the near future. Covering an area the size of Western Europe, TNS provides television services across French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. The upcoming launch of high definition channels is a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to innovation.

“As a leading supplier of set-top boxes and home connectivity devices, Thomson has developed a range of products to meet contemporary requirements,” said Georges Laplanche, Senior Vice President, of the Connect Division at Thomson. “The request for a “connected” satellite box from Tahiti Nui Satellite was something we could easily adapt from our existing product line and this meant we could quickly demonstrate to TNS the level of performance and reliability they demanded from such an advanced product.”

“Our subscribers look to us to provide the best in television services, so the migration to HD, with the addition of on-demand services, was an important part of our plans,” said Jean-Marc Mouret, CTO of TNS. “For the new service we needed a set-top box which offered simple installation and operation, and reliable performance over time, and Thomson was the only supplier to meet all our requirements”.

Thomson S.A. (NYSE: TMS; Euronext Paris: 18453)

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