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Tata enters entertainment

By agencies   |   Wednesday, 20 July 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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MUMBAI: Tata group today announced its foray into the media and entertainment sector through a strategic tie-up between group company Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) and the Paris-based Thomson group.

The joint venture would explore new opportunities in managing and delivering content for third parties, including broadcasters and content providers, aiming to offer leading edge solutions to VSNL's media and entertainment customers, a joint media statement said.

Thomson and Tata Indicom, the group's telecom arm, would develop media and entertainment activities through a strategic agreement with VSNL, it added.

Thomson and VSNL plan to explore development of end-to-end solutions for network operators, such as optimized satellite transmission as well as content management and distribution solutions like digital cinema.

In a media statement, N Srinath, director (operations), VSNL said, "The agreement with Thomson will enable us to offer an unmatched suite of leading edge solutions and services on diverse technology platforms to media and entertainment enterprises, resulting in a superior experience for the end consumer".

"Our partnership with Tata and VSNL brings exciting opportunities for Thomson and expands our presence in India, a market of strategic importance to us," said Frank Dangeard, Chairman & CEO of Thomson.








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