“Atos designs and develops France 5 interactive service using HbbTV technology”
Paris, 2 May 2012
C dans l'air on France 5 – the first TV show in Europe enhanced by connected television Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos core expertise in hi-tech transactional services, has been selected by the France Télévisions, the leading broadcast group in France, to design and develop the new interactive service for TV show C dans l'air, using HbbTV technology. Atos Worldline is enabling France Télévisions to offer viewers an enhanced experience with an innovative interactive service accessed through the television itself.
The France Télévisions group has selected Atos Worldline for its expertise in developing interactive HbbTV services for connected TV. Since the first HbbTV-enabled connected TVs became available, Atos Worldline has been actively collaborating with television channels, editors and manufacturers to build innovative interactive solutions and services for television viewers and surfers. Atos Worldline designed the Smart TV Solutions concept to offer turnkey solutions for connected TVs and set-top boxes. Thanks to its media expertise, the group is supporting France Télévisions' strategic commitment to innovation.
As a European first, since 10 April 2012, viewers with an HbbTV-compatible connected TV can enjoy this new interactive service directly via their television. They can interact live with the show, voting on the "Question of the Day", following the results in real time, and sending questions to presenter Yves Calvi and his guests. A further innovation allows viewers to watch the five most recent C dans l'air shows again, along with their corresponding interactive broadcast services. As a result, France Télévisions is engaging more closely and interactively with viewers while also offering them an enhanced television experience.
“Atos Worldline is very pleased to be supporting France Télévisions in this innovative project. Our experience in interactive multichannel solutions enabled us to offer France Télévisions a high-end service that is smooth and intuitive to use. We aim to make this service the benchmark for connected TV services in Europe's audiovisual landscape,” states David Barlet, Operations Director, Media Sports & Games at Atos Wordline.
About France Télévisions
Since 2011, France Télévisions, France's leading broadcast group, has been committed to an ambitious digital development strategy to better meet audience demand for new applications. Connected TV is very much a part of the current digital revolution. It is not simply a television connected to the Internet, but a new way of watching television. The televisual experience is being fragmented, enhanced, consumed in any place, at any time, and shared with strangers, friends and family. France Télévisions is heavily involved in the development of connected TV and is driven to have a presence in all available platforms. The public service broadcaster's latest innovation is the launch of the first European application of connected TV using the HbbTV standard, for live and repeat broadcasts of its daily show, C dans l'air, on France 5.
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos core expertise in Hi-Tech Transactional Services (HTTS) with over 35 years of experience and recognized know-how in the payment industry. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is specialised in electronic payment services (including issuing, acquiring, terminals, and card and non-card payment solutions & processing), eServices for customers, citizens and communities (eCS) as well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldline is committed to continuous R&D and innovation so its customers can benefit from leading-edge solutions to stay ahead of market evolutions. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of € 913 million and employs over 5,400 people in the world. For more information, please visit: atosworldline.com
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