ATOS : Atos and M6 design the interactive television of the future

      ATOS : Atos and M6 design the interactive television of the future

Paris - Las Vegas, 8 April 2013 - Atos, an international IT services company,
has been selected by the M6 Group as its partner for the implementation and
industrialisation of its pioneering interactive TV system.

The M6 application gives TV viewers the chance to interact in various ways
during programmes broadcast by the Group, such as Top Chef, Un dîner presque
parfait, Pekin Express, etc. This means that users can respond, give their
opinions and access additional content via a second screen that is
synchronised in real time with their television.



M6 is updating the possibilities it offers for programme interactivity via a
second screen (smartphone, tablet or PC) and proposing an innovative service
to enhance the link between TV viewers and the Group's channels.

"We selected Atos because of its in-depth knowledge of media technologies  and 
its recognised innovativeness in the  area of 'smart mobility', combined  with 
its responsive Cloud services. This made it possible to implement the  project 
more quickly. We also needed a  partner with the ability to industrialise  the 
technical solutions and ensure  their robustness. We would  like to thank  the 
Atos teams for their responsiveness, which  has enabled us to launch this  new 
service within the time  set, in other words  at very short notice,"  explains 
Martin Boronski, Technical Director of M6 Web.



Thanks  to  its  knowledge  of  Civolution  synchronisation  technology,   its 
experience with real-time broadcasting technology (XMPP) and its expertise  in 
the area of mobile  developments, Atos was  able to support  M6 and guide  the 
project while supplying the  real-time editorial content notification  service 
and the IOS/Android-compatible SDK (Software Development Kit) integrated  into 
mobile terminals.

Atos provided the  notification service in  SaaS mode, making  it possible  to 
absorb the load variations over the course of a day.

"Atos helps its media clients to reinvent themselves by organising the synergy
between content,  contexts  and  consumers,  in  particular  in  the  area  of 
programme interactivity. The teams  from Atos worked hard  to ensure that  the 
second-screen system could be  launched within the time  set and M6  benefited 
from the  company's  skills  as  an  integrator  with  multi-device  expertise 
covering the latest innovations, in response  to the changing behaviour of  TV 
viewers," says Vincent  Duriez, Telecoms &  Media Market Director  of Atos  in 
France.

About Atos
Atos  SE  (Societas  europaea)  is  an  international  information  technology 
services company  with annual  2012  revenue of  EUR  8.8 billion  and  76,400 
employees in 47 countries. Serving a  global client base, it delivers  hi-tech 
transactional  services,   consulting   and   technology   services,   systems 
integration and  managed  services. With  its  deep technology  expertise  and 
industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors:
Manufacturing,  Retail,  Services;  Public,  Health  &  Transports;  Financial 
Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on
business technology that  powers progress  and helps  organizations to  create 
their firm of the future. It  is the Worldwide Information Technology  Partner 
for the  Olympic and  Paralympic Games  and is  quoted on  the Paris  Eurolist 
Market. Atos  operates under  the brands  Atos, Atos  Consulting &  Technology 
Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
Press Contact: Anne de Beaumont - 33 6 23 76 19 41 - anne.debeaumont@atos.net

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