“Atos is eTF1 partner for its innovative multi-screen interactive broadcasting strategy”

Paris, 30 July 2012

A complete voting solution, scalable and available via all media Atos Worldline, Atos core expertise in High Tech Transactional Services (HTTS), has been chosen by eTF1 for the development of its new Smart TV voting service for French programme ‘Secret Story 6'. This new voting service allows eTF1 to adapt its interactive broadcasting to new viewer practices.

Since 2010, Atos Worldline has developed and operated an end-to-end voting service for eTF1 through its interactive broadcasting offering "PlayOn". Atos Worldline uses its unique platform to manage the voting service on a large number of media such as audiotel, SMS+, ADSL box, mobile applications, tablets and now also Smart TV.

In the "Secret Story" programme, viewers are now able to vote directly on their Smart TV* through their remote control. A vote is casted by simply selecting the chosen candidate and then clicking to confirm.

"We have chosen Atos Worldline because of their ability to work with us on our strategy of ongoing innovation. The Atos Worldline team has been able to respond to our needs within a very short timeframe and meet the deamnding time to market, " says Cyril Garnier, Director of MYTF1.

For more than 25 years, Atos Worldline has worked with its media clients in the area of interactive broadcasting. Our role is to propose and develop industry solutions for our clients that are innovative and simple, and respond to changing viewer behaviours. Smart TV services reflect this goal and keeps pace with new interactive services," comments David Barlet, Operations Director, Media Sports & Games at Atos Worldline.

* Available on HbbTV-compatible Smart TVs for Orange Internet subscribers. Payment taken directly through Orange network billing, using Internet+ secure payment system.

About eTF1
eTF1 is the "new media" subsidiary of the TF1 Group that edits and distributes interactive and multimedia products on the Internet and through mobile, audiotel, SMS, IPTV and interactive TV devices. eTF1 is therefore not responsible for Group editorial themes (information, community, entertainment, sport, youth, cinema, etc.)

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 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:
Jose de Vries
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