Technicolor to supply advanced HD set-top boxes to Astro

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
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Malaysia-based satellite broadcaster continues long-term relationship with Technicolor

PARIS, France — Technicolor (Euronext Paris : FR0010918292 ; NYSE : TCH) today announced that it has won a further contract from Astro, Malaysia’s leading integrated cross-media group. Already an established supplier of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 set-top boxes for standard definition broadcasting, Technicolor is now to supply High Definition (HD) MPEG-4 STBs with local recording capability to support Astro’s move to offer more technology-adapting services and products to its close to 3 million and growing customer base.

The innovative HD enabled STB to be supplied by Technicolor includes the ability to record to an external disk or disks, allowing subscribers the convenience and flexibility to tailor their recording capability to meet their own requirements.

“This is another important milestone in our relationship with Astro, and I am delighted to be part of their plans to move to HD,” said Georges Laplanche, Senior Vice President, Connect Division at Technicolor. “From the beginning Astro has always challenged us to deliver technically excellent, operationally innovative platforms, a challenge which we have relished”.

“We are happy to be working with Technicolor and we are confident that their expertise in innovative high definition services will be a great support for us in our HD offering to our customers. This agreement marks the continuation of our relationship with the Group” added Rohana Rozhan, CEO of Astro.

Deliveries of the new STB are now underway, while at the same time Technicolor will also provide locally-based and extensive logistics and after-sales support to Astro.