Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Technicolor R&D, Paris

With more than 95 years of experience in entertainment innovation, Technicolor (ex-Thomson, 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 Blue-ray Disc). On top of being a “content-related” company, Technicolor also provides its customers advanced platforms such as gateways, storage, tablets and set top boxes for home content delivery. These key components are the obvious extensions of the Internet inside the home and the enabler of most home network applications and services (e.g. e-health, e-learning, entertainment, home automation, and gaming). Technicolor, as a media and entertainment innovation provider focused on the production, management and delivery of premium quality content, with customers worldwide, has a unique position in the European IT industry landscape. Technicolor was among the leaders supporting a strong European initiative towards the Future of Internet topic and is also a co-founders of the EFII initiative. Technicolor revenue was 3.529 billion € in 2009 and employed 20.818 persons.