Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Spotlight France at Broadcast Asia 2006

Bonjour Singapore, Ca va? France increases its presence at the digital broadcasters key annual trade show in the region, Broadcast Asia 2006 now taking place.

For the third year in a row, the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (FCCS), in collaboration with both the Economic and Cultural Departments of the French Embassy in Singapore, and Ubifrance, the French agency for international business development, are combining resources to ensure a strong presence at CommunicAsia- BroadcastAsia 2006, Singapore. 34 French companies are exhibiting.

Two Broadcast Asia 2006 conference highlights to watch out for, are on Thursday (June 22).

Labelled: “French dynamism and expertise in Infocomm Technologies”, Geof Heydon, Director of innovation and market development of Alcatel Asia Pacific will present Alcatel's vision of where IPTV is going in the region, and Olivier Lafaye, President of Thomson Asia tackles the rapidly growing media segment with a talk called: "Building up a new business model to address Media groups needs".

It is often overlooked in anglophone countries, but France is well known for its excellence in Broadcasting, such as Angenieux, Thales while Sagem and Alcatel show leadership in DSL, and France Telecom is one of the top 5 telecom operators worldwide.

France also happens to be a leader in the global videogaming industry and has more than 140 development studios. Major players include In- FUSIO and Gameloft.

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