Major Deal and Restructuring Gets Thomson Broadcast Off to a Flying Start in 2013

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Thomson Broadcast has begun the year strongly, with a major sales success coinciding with the finalization of the company’s new financial and management structure. Now part of the Arelis Group, Thomson Broadcast will benefit from expanded R&D resources that will help the company spread development costs and get innovative technologies to the market more rapidly.

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Completed in December 2012, the acquisition by the technology-focused Arelis Group brings secure long-term funding from a mixture of private venture capital and government sources, with senior management taking an ownership stake, under the leadership of group CEO Pascal Veillat.

“The long history of Thomson Broadcast – a pioneer since the earliest days of broadcasting – has entered an energetic new phase,” said M. Veillat. “We are on a strong growth trajectory, with ambitious targets over the next three years. The Thomson Broadcast brand continues unchanged, and our program of new product launches continues through 2013, with particular focus on the Futhura range and developments in the radio product portfolio. And we have got off to a great start in 2013 with a very large deal for a long-term broadcast infrastructure project.”

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Thomson Broadcast will have a presence at NAB 2013 show and will exhibit the full product range at IBC2013 in September. At NAB Thomson will welcome you in room S208LMR.

About THOMSON BROADCAST
Since the earliest years of broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with expertise and innovation at the highest level. A trusted partner to the world’s leading broadcasters, Thomson has pioneered many developments that have shaped the industry, leading innovation in solid-state technology, Digital Adaptive Pre-correction (DAP), Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB); winning multiple Emmy® Awards; and gaining more than 50 patents in technologies that have become fundamental to broadcasting. THOMSON Broadcast is building on this great heritage with a market-leading portfolio of transmission products for terrestrial television, radio broadcasting, and state-of-the-art products for scientific applications, combined with world-class systems integration services. With more than 50,000 active Thomson transmission systems deployed worldwide and a global support presence, THOMSON Broadcast continues to forge technologies for the future, with initiatives such as the innovative GreenPower and broadcast/mobile convergence programs. In addition to broadcasting, Thomson’s list of projects in the field of special applications dates back to 1981 and includes installations on five continents managed by private and public organizations operating in the areas of scientific research, medical, or industrial applications.

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About ARELIS Group
Formed in 2010 from the merger of two French companies, MEUSONIC and SERICAD, ARELIS is a major industrial and strategic partner in microwave energy conversion. A member of GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautique et Spatiale) and of NAE (AeroEspace Normandy), Arelis is also actively supported by the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) especially through the RAPID program. Arelis acquired funding in June 2012 from ACE Management, a private equity investor acting on behalf of prestigious partners such as EADS, Airbus, Thales, Safran, CEA, and Areva. Having made important technology and manufacturing acquisitions, the Arelis Group now has the resources to achieve its ambitious development goals in the areas of R&D and production in the RF, microwave electronics, energy conversion and testing.

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