London Live Selects Ericsson Broadcast Services For London Dedicated TV Channel

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
  * London Live, the new TV channel to be launched by Evening Standard TV, will    broadcast 24/7 to millions of viewers in London from Spring 2014  * Ericsson will provide broadcast services such as playout, ad insertion,    content hosting and storage, as well as IP streaming in multiple bit rates    and profilesLondon Live has awarded Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) a five-year broadcast servicescontract for its new London-dedicated TV channel. The Evening Standard, London'smost read newspaper, was awarded the 12-year license in February 2013 tobroadcast the first London-centric TV channel - and will launch the channel inspring 2014. London Live will be transmitted 24/7 via terrestrial and satellitedigital TV channels as well as multiscreen IP delivery. Viewers will be able towatch the channel on television and online, via PCs and mobile devices.Bryn Balcombe, Head of Technology at London Live, said: "Ericsson was a clearchoice for London Live as we gear up for our launch in 2014. Ericsson hasinvaluable experience working with new entrants to the media and broadcast arenaand we have been impressed by their innovative and competitive services. Withthe help of Ericsson, we will be able to deliver the very best in content in thebest way possible to our audience, both via innovative IP delivery andtraditional linear channel playout."Thorsten Sauer, Head of Broadcast Services at Ericsson, says: "Europe is animportant market for us and Ericsson's objective is to enable content owners,brands and broadcasters to deliver and monetize video-based services to viewersacross all platforms. We are particularly keen to work with and support newentrants to the broadcast market. ESTV's London Live channel is a fantasticexample of print and online media moving into television and we hope this isjust the start of a long and fruitful relationship."Ericsson's Broadcast Services business started in 2007 and expanded in 2012 withthe acquisition of Technicolor's broadcast services division. Today, EricssonBroadcast Services combines the company's global services expertise with itsindustry-leading position in managed services to enhance the efficiency of thebusiness operations of leading regional and global broadcasters. Every daypeople on all continents watch television programs prepared, managed andbroadcast by more than 1,000 Ericsson staff based in hubs in France, theNetherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Every year, Ericsson BroadcastServices ingests more than 200,000 hours of content and distributes more than1.5 million hours of programming in more than 90 languages for more than 200 TVchannels. Other customers include Canal+ and TV5 Monde in France and HBO Nordic(Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden).NOTES TO EDITORSAbout Evening Standard TVLondon Live will be London's first dedicated Entertainment channel and isscheduled to launch on Freeview 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159, Web and Mobile devicesin spring 2014. The channel will offer Londoners the latest in local news,current affairs, sports, arts, events and entertainment. Targeting an audienceof young, modern and urban social explorers based in the capital. London Live isowned by ESTV. www.londonlive.co.ukDownload high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video atwww.ericsson.com/pressEricsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services.We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions thatallow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainablesocieties around the world.Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Informationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and wesupport customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In2012 the company's net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion). Ericssonis listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.www.ericsson.comwww.ericsson.com/newswww.twitter.com/ericssonpresswww.facebook.com/ericssonwww.youtube.com/ericssonFOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACTEricsson Corporate CommunicationsPhone: +46 10 719 69 92E-mail: media.relations@ericsson.comEricsson Investor RelationsPhone: +46 10 719 00 00E-mail: investor.relations@ericsson.comLondon Live selects Ericsson broadcast services: http://hugin.info/1061/R/1742908/586082.pdf[HUG#1742908]

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