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Thomson Video Networks Appoints SVS Telekom as Valued Partner for Middle East

SVS Telekom will take the lead in regional customer projects with support from Thomson Video Networks

Thomson Video Networks today announced that it has appointed SVS Telekom as a value-added reseller (VAR) partner for Turkey and the surrounding Middle East region. SVS Telekom will distribute and support the entire Thomson Video Networks product range in the area, and will offer design and integration services for installations based on Thomson products.

Istanbul-based SVS Telekom has successfully represented the Thomson Video Networks product line in Turkey for five years, during which time the company has raised awareness through major sales to satellite operators, broadcasters, and cable networks.

"Thomson Video Networks creates exceptional solutions for a range of broadcasting and media delivery applications," said Abdullah Saglam, sales director for SVS Telekom. "We have enjoyed working with the company for the past five years as we have developed the market in Turkey, and now we are delighted to be carrying the relationship forward into the wider region and enroll in the VAR program."

SVS Telekom will take the lead in regional customer projects, with support from Thomson Video Networks, to deliver full customer satisfaction. Thomson Video Networks' support to VAR partners includes on-site or remote dedicated assistance services, and tailored-to-VAR second-line service level agreement (SLA) programs. SVS Telekom will develop its skills and expertise with the product line through Thomson's advanced VAR training scheme program, and will aim to increase its share of the video compression business in the Middle East.


"SVS Telekom has amply proven its qualities as a first-class distribution partner for us," said Christophe Delahousse, president of Thomson Video Networks. "The regional strategy SVS Telekom is pursuing fits perfectly with the aims of our own VAR program, which seeks to extend the reach of Thomson Video Networks through partnerships with outstanding regional specialists like SVS Telekom, who can deliver the highest level of local service to its customers on our behalf."

About SVS Telekom

SVS Telecom was established in 1995 by a team of satellite communications experts. The company provides broadcasters, telecom companies, ISPs, and military organizations with mobile and fixed satellite communication equipment, solutions, and services, and offers complete turnkey solutions, engineering designs, maintenance, and consultation on all types of communications systems. SVS Telekom also provides rental transmission systems for video, voice, and data systems and provides consultancy for these services as well as the Turkish regulatory and economic environment for the satellite communication industry.


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About Thomson Video Networks

From the very onset of digital TV broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with supplying expertise, quality, and reliability to the world's leading broadcasters. Thomson Video Networks builds on this great heritage by providing unique and innovative video delivery solutions for a premium viewing experience. The Thomson Video Networks philosophy, since delivering the world's first large-scale direct-to-home satellite system, has always been the same — to provide the best possible picture quality across any networks, to any devices. As a worldwide leader in compression systems for satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, mobile TV, and Web streaming, Thomson Video Networks is helping its customers deliver superior quality video to anything from small handheld devices to large 3D high-definition screens, with the lowest bandwidth to ensure a profitable business model. A trusted supplier with more than 20 percent of the active channels deployed worldwide, a global support presence, and culture of delivering quality at every stage, Thomson Video Networks boasts the experience and range of products to supply every need, from hybrid multiformat compression systems to contribution links for content exchange networks.


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