“Atos and M6 design the interactive television of the future ”
Paris – Las Vegas, 8 April 2013
Atos, an international IT services company, has been selected by the M6 Group as its partner for the implementation and industrialisation of its pioneering interactive TV system.
The M6 application gives TV viewers the chance to interact in various ways during programmes broadcast by the Group, such as Top Chef, Un dîner presque parfait, Pekin Express, etc. This means that users can respond, give their opinions and access additional content via a second screen that is synchronised in real time with their television.
M6 is updating the possibilities it offers for programme interactivity via a second screen (smartphone, tablet or PC) and proposing an innovative service to enhance the link between TV viewers and the Group's channels.
"We selected Atos because of its in-depth knowledge of media technologies and its recognised innovativeness in the area of ‘smart mobility', combined with its responsive Cloud services. This made it possible to implement the project more quickly. We also needed a partner with the ability to industrialise the technical solutions and ensure their robustness. We would like to thank the Atos teams for their responsiveness, which has enabled us to launch this new service within the time set, in other words at very short notice," explains Martin Boronski, Technical Director of M6 Web.
Thanks to its knowledge of Civolution synchronisation technology, its experience with real-time broadcasting technology (XMPP) and its expertise in the area of mobile developments, Atos was able to support M6 and guide the project while supplying the real-time editorial content notification service and the IOS/Android-compatible SDK (Software Development Kit) integrated into mobile terminals.
Atos provided the notification service in SaaS mode, making it possible to absorb the load variations over the course of a day.
"Atos helps its media clients to reinvent themselves by organising the synergy between content, contexts and consumers, in particular in the area of programme interactivity. The teams from Atos worked hard to ensure that the second-screen system could be launched within the time set and M6 benefited from the company's skills as an integrator with multi-device expertise covering the latest innovations, in response to the changing behaviour of TV viewers," says Vincent Duriez, Telecoms & Media Market Director of Atos in France.
Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 76,400 employees in 47 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.
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