“SFR selects Atos Origin to launch its new SFR TV-Video service”
Paris, 1 February 2006
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, has been chosen by SFR to assist in the launch of its SFR TV Video service: the mobile “zapper”. Atos Worldline has developed and hosts the technology platform for this innovative service which offers customers immediate and smooth access to TV channels and video programs from their 3G mobile phones. By providing this service, SFR is the first French operator to make TV and video access available to its customers on their mobile phones.
SFR selected Atos Worldline to develop and host the technology platform for its “SFR TV-Video” service. This platform enables SFR to offer its 3G mobile phone customers, a smooth TV-Video service with easy and immediate access offering ergonomic features comparable to those of the best Internet sites or TV satellite channels.
Launched last November, this new service has been developed by Atos Worldline in customer/server mode and is hosted on its electronic exchange platform. For this new application, Atos Worldline used Streamezzo technology, designing and developing a software package of Rich media application developments compatible with most current mobile operating systems (Symbian, Java, Windows Mobile).
Having previously uploaded the “SFR TV-Video” application on their mobile phones, SFR customers can scan the TV channels or Video programs by genre. They can easily consult the daily TV programme schedule, zap from one TV channel or video program to another or even customise their TV channels, saving them as favourites.
“The launch of this new service was a real challenge as far as innovation is concerned and increased the possibilities of 3G services”, says Guillaume Gorge, technical manager for SFR services. “The issues involved quickly developing our capacity to provide this service and offering SFR 3G customers the widest range of services possible. Atos Worldline was able to assist us with this project thanks to its capacity to work in close partnership with both SFR and Streamezzo. Its flexibility and adaptability have been decisive for launching this service. This Video project is included in the configuration of new 3G services along with music and mobile games. Our aim is to become the leader in France for innovative 3G applications”.
All in all, there are more than 50 channels, including a CanalSat channel selection, plus the SFR video catalogue available from the SFR service which has been a factor that has contributed to the current success of 3G technology.
Atos Origin will be present at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 13 - 16, 2006 and exhibit in the Smart Communication Valley stand Hall 2, G88 - G89. At the event it will be focusing on 4 main topics: Telecom Consulting, IP Convergent Services, Outsourcing and Application Management, and MVNO Global Services. Atos Origin has a proven record of over 20 years of accomplishment and experience in the Telecoms sector and has the capacity, skills, and capability to provide global services. The company's annual revenue in the telecom industry is close to EUR 1 billion.
SFR is France's 2nd largest mobile telephone operator with a 35.8% market share and 16,445 million customers in France as of 30 September 2005. Its GSM/GPRS now covers more than 98% of the French population and 87% of the territory. SFR was the first operator in France to launch the 3rd generation mobile telephone in November 2004 and currently provides 3G coverage to almost 60% of the French population.
For further information about SFR go to www.sfr.fr
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors . Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company - Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of large-volume electronic exchanges, specialising in electronic payment services, CRM and e-services (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline has 2500 employees in Europe and has an annual turnover of €400 million.
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