Technicolor selected by UPC Broadband for New EuroDocsis 3.0 cable internet service

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August 03, 2010
Premium data, voice and Wifi terminal adaptor to be rolled out to digital cable networks

Premium data, voice and Wifi terminal adaptor to be rolled out to digital cable networks

Paris (France), 3 August 2010 - Technicolor (Euronext Paris : FR0010918292 ; NYSE : TCH) today announced that it will supply leading cable operator UPC Broadband, the European Division of Liberty Global, Inc., with its advanced EMTA (enhanced multimedia terminal adaptor). UPC will add a new, premium offering including wired and wireless networking on its digital cable broadband networks.

This move follows the successful deployment of first generation integrated Wifi EMTAs over the past 18 months and marks the transition to next generation Eurodocsis 3.0 capability. This new device, which fully automates installation for each subscriber, will be rolled out in several European countries including the Netherlands, Poland and Austria.

 “We are delighted to have been selected by UPC Broadband. This EMTA is part of our broad range of gateway products, which we have developed by carefully studying the way the market is developing and the growing need for sophisticated home networking,” said Pascal Portelli, SVP Gateways & Connected Devices, Connect Division at Technicolor. “Through Docsis 3.0, UPC will be able to deliver unrivalled bandwidth to the home with state-of-the-art home networking technology. Technicolor will provide UPC a real competitive edge to deliver the advanced features that their subscribers demand.”

 “Technicolor was able to deliver a complete package which makes it very easy for our subscribers to install and set up themselves. The new TWG870 is a very powerful end-user-friendly product.” said Karen Kinsey, VP Supply Chain Management at UPC Broadband.

The TWG870 is a premium home gateway product, supporting both Docsis and EuroDocsis 3.0, that optimises the best use of cable capacity to bring very high speed broadband into the home. It also incorporates voice telephony with a four port gigabit ethernet router and 802.11n wireless connectivity.

The EuroDocsis 3.0 capabilities of the TWG870 allows the bonding of up to eight downstream channels, offering internet access speeds of up to 300Mb/s to the home. Support of the 802.11n standard greatly increases the range as well as speed of access on the home network. This enables the TWG870 to position the operator with a single point solution for delivering a range of rich media sharing services everywhere in the home.

Technicolor is a worldwide leader in Wifi-enabled products, offering Wifi across its portfolio of home gateways for digital cable and for telcos, including ADSL, VDSL and fibre to the home.

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Technicolor is a company listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and NYSE stock exchanges, and this press release contains certain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed, forecasted or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Technicolor’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and its filings with the French Autorité des marchés financiers.

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About Technicolor
With more than 95 years of experience in entertainment innovation, Technicolor serves an international base of entertainment, software, and gaming customers. The company is a leading provider of production, postproduction, and distribution services to content creators and distributors. Technicolor is one of the world’s largest film processors; one of the largest independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs (including Blu-ray Disc); and a leading global supplier of set-top boxes and gateways. The company also operates an Intellectual Property and Licensing business.
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