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Thomson Wins Frost & Sullivan 2004 Server Market Award

Industry recognizes the Grass Valley Profile XP Media Platform server (March 08, 2005)

For the fourth consecutive year, Thomson has been awarded the 2004 Market Engineering Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan. Based on a recent study by the growth consulting firm, the companys Grass Valley Profile XP Media Platform server won in the ?Compressed Broadcast Video Server Market category.

Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions accounts for more than a third of the shares in the compressed video market on the strength of its flagship video server. The Emmy award-winning Grass Valley Profile line of video servers is the industry's most flexible platform, supporting multiple compression formats, as well as standard- and high-definition (SD and HD) materials.

?As the largest broadcast and TV/film equipment innovator in the world, Thomson has made major investments in research and development of digital media technology, said Mukul Krishna, industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan. ?With the continued release of next generation products the company is expected to maintain this leadership and further increase its market share.

?This award validates Thomsons continued development efforts, which have led to the introduction of the Grass Valley Profile 6G family and considerable workflow benefits for our customers, said Marc Valentin, executive vice president of Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions. ?Were honored to once again receive this prestigious award.

Award Description
The Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Leadership Award is given each year to the company that has substantially increased its market share by implementing innovative Market Engineering strategies. The company has also identified industry challenges and market drivers and restraints, and used this knowledge to establish itself as a market leader. The recipient has displayed excellence in all areas of the Market Engineering process, including the identification of market challenges, drivers and restraints, as well as strategy development and methods of addressing these market dynamics. Furthermore, the award recipient has continually demonstrated solutions for monitoring market changes and for implementing superior market engineering strategies.

The complete details of the Frost & Sullivan market analysis are contained in a newly released study entitled, ?World Video Server Markets.

About Thomson - Partner to the Media & Entertainment Industries
Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides technology, systems and services to help its Media & Entertainment clients content creators, content distributors and users of its technology realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. The Group intends to become the preferred partner to the Media & Entertainment Industries through its Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA and Thomson brands.

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Thomson's Systems and Equipment division develops video and film technologies, products and services sold to all major Hollywood studios, all major television, satellite, and cable broadcasters under the Technicolor and Grass Valley brand-names for the delivery of analog and digital entertainment. The division also includes Thomson's Broadband Access Products Business, which develops technologies and products for broadband and telecommunication networks to deliver digital entertainment and data to consumers and businesses.

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