In flight entertainment

Thomson is to aquire the Broadcast & Multimedia unit of Thales as the result of a stategic alliance formed between the two companies.


Thomson is to aquire the Broadcast & Multimedia (TBM) unit of Thales as the result of a stategic alliance formed between the two companies.


The Thomson and Thales partnership will see the companies work together on high-value video content management and distribution solutions for in-flight entertainment, security, and defence applications.


As part of the deal, Thomson will acquire Thales Broadcast & Multimedia, which provides platforms for IPTV services (TV services over Internet Protocol), video-on-demand, Mobile TV, and Digital TV and radio broadcasting systems and equipment.


By combining the TBM activities with Thomson’s existing Systems & Equipment offerings, Thomson would be positioned to offer end-to-end products and services in the fast-growing IPTV, Mobile TV and Digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) markets, with solutions encompassing every component of the video chain.