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TDF 3.0: an ambitious development plan for TDF meeting the challenges of digital technology

TDF 3.0 is a two billion Euro investment, spread over the next 10 years, with 500 million to be invested in the next two years.

The TDF Group is launching its TDF 3.0 project "Transcending Digital Frontiers". Its ambition is to transform and enrich the nature of the offers in broadcast, multimedia and telecommunications through innovative network solutions.

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The digital technology boom is deeply changing consumers behaviours, now favouring interactivity, full connectivity, high definition and mobility. To satisfy these new demands, TDF has established a clear development strategy: to offer its customers a new technological partnership known as "TDF 3.0".

TDF aims to upgrade and extend its broadcast offering—its core business—to the fully digital and interactive services which will eventually stem from the territorial broadcasting platform, such as pay-per-view TV, catch-up TV, Video on Demand or the retransmission of global events in high definition or 3D.

TDF's broadcast partners will thereby benefit from Europe’s leading television broadcast platform, soon to be fully digital and already offering both best coverage and capacity under the best economic conditions.

Facing the surge in multimedia activity and bolstered by its success in this domain, TDF also wishes to become a major player in this sector, primarily through its subsidiaries, Smartjog (global leader in digital content files transfer) and Cognacq-Jay Image. This growth will come about through the deployment of digital cinema in several European countries, as well as the growing popularity of two new services: content delivery networks trough peering internet and the integration of digital streaming into multi-format storage and broadcasting platforms. TDF is emerging as "the logistics coordinator for media".

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Lastly, the Group’s objective is to increase its telecommunication offer, a sector which also represents a vital growth driver for the Group, with a turnover in 2010 in France higher than for television. Thanks to its 10,000 sites in Europe, TDF already holds a strong position in this sector. = TDF wishes to continue mutualizing its telecommunications infrastructure and networks by hosting operators on its own sites and by deploying and maintaining mobile operators’ networks. TDF also wishes to position itself as a partner to these operators as part of the granting of the latest generation of mobile frequencies.Olivier Huart, TDF Group CEO, said " TDF has strengths for success: its infrastructures, its expertise in telecommunications and multimedia, its long-term relationships with its clients and finally a significant investment capacity. With support from its shareholders, its customers and its teams, TDF has everything to become the benchmark digital player in Europe and to achieve 5% annual growth beyond the switch-off of analogue television. TDF 3.0 will genuinely transform the Group."

About TDF

An expert in audiovisual broadcasting and designer of telecom networks, the TDF Group positions itself at the heart of the convergence of the new mobile and digital technologies. With a wealth of ten thousand sites in Europe, TDF not only deploys, operates and maintains its clients’ communication networks through terrestrial, internet or satellite connections, but also hosts the telecom equipments of its clients. The Group develops as well a large media business line: transportation of TV and radio programmes through the internet, traffic information in real time, digital cinema, management and distribution of contents, etc.Established in the heart of regions, as close as possible to its clients and partners, TDF has committed itself to regional development and to the struggle against the digital divide.Resolutely turned toward Europe, in a spirit of resource-sharing and of capitalisation of experiences, TDF is present in France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Estonia and in Monaco, and continues prospecting the continent on its business lines.

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