04 Nov 2016

France Télévisions renews us its trust

France Télévisions renews us its trust

France Télévisions renews its trust in EUROMEDIA and Livetools Technology for all RF needs to produce the coverage of several of its cycling races for the next five years.

Following an open call for tender, France Télévisions has renewed its trust in EUROMEDIA for the provision of RF (Radio Frequency) means that will be used to cover a large part of the cycling races broadcast by the public group for the period 2016-2020. For the next five years, EUROMEDIA will therefore continue to draw upon its technical and human resources in order to provide France Télévisions with the necessary RF means to cover the largest cycling event in the world, the Tour de France, as well as the Paris-Nice, Critérium du Dauphiné, Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Tours cycling races.

The decision taken by France Télévisions reflects EUROMEDIA’s renowned expertise and technological developments in RF (wireless) broadcasting since many years by means of our products, in partnership notably with France Télévisions and Amaury Organisation (ASO), organisers of the above-mentioned races. EUROMEDIA will provide France Télévisions with all of its expertise consisting of:

-Decades of accumulated experience and know-how that will guarantee top of the range services for France Télévisions, who produce the feed on behalf of ASO, and in accordance with France Télévisions’ high standards of live RF broadcasts set from the start.

-A team of permanent staff with internationally recognised expertise guaranteeing a culture of excellence when it comes to handling the coverage of complex events.

-Specifically designed tools for this type of production. EUROMEDIA has always supported its clients by developing and investing regularly in innovative technology and equipment with ever-increasing performance. In 2015 a new OB truck (the C42) and new cameras (acquisition of the first Sony HDC-4300 camera) made their debut at the Tour de France finishing line.

-A Research and Development unit that guarantees the development of leading-edge equipment. Thanks to our presence in the group, we develop and manufacture for EUROMEDIA the transmission links. So, Livetools Technology was able to work in close collaboration with France Télévisions to develop a whole range of high tech products.

Jean-Maurice OOGHE, production director of the Tour de France for France Télévisions expressed his satisfaction and said: «Congratulations to the RF crews of EUROMEDIA. For many years I have appreciated their deep knowledge and expertise. Filming the Tour is always such a challenge. Innovation is the key. The next five years are going to be very exciting! »    

 Lionel VIALANEIX, président d'EUROMEDIA, a ajouté: «Avec France Télévisions et ASO, nous avons continué à développer et à enrichir la couverture des courses cyclistes en général et du Tour de France en particulier. La qualité de diffusion de la tournée est un exemple dans le monde entier. Fidèles aux objectifs que nous avons fixés ensemble, les cinq prochaines années de la collaboration renouvelée avec France Télévisions consolide notre leadership technique et notre expertise et signifie que nous continuerons à travailler ensemble en termes de recherche et de développement pour la couverture future des courses cyclistes à la télévision ainsi que autres écrans. »