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TANDBERG Television Appoints Emmanuel Boureau as Vice President of EMEA Sales


Strengthens sales organization and maintains market leadership position in Europe

Southampton, UK, April 19th, 2006 – In a move designed to further strengthen and expand its leadership position in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India (EMEA), TANDBERG Television (Oslo:TAT.OL) today announced that it has appointed Emmanuel Boureau as Vice President of Sales for the region. Mr. Boureau joins TANDBERG Television having spent the past eight years at Harmonic, most recently as European Director of Sales and Pre-Sales. Prior to his time at Harmonic, Mr. Boureau had a distinguished sales career within the computer industry where he held senior positions at the Digital Equipment Corporation and sales engineering positions at ITT Data Systems.

Reporting to Eric Baron, TANDBERG Television’s EMEA President, Mr. Boureau will be responsible for managing and growing the company’s direct and indirect sales channels in EMEA. He will lead the introduction of advanced compression, on-demand and interactive content solutions to cable, satellite, terrestrial and telco operators across the region.

“TANDBERG Television is the clear leader in the European video compression space and continues to make first-to-market moves that strengthen and secure its pole position. With a best-in-class combination of solutions for IP, HD, on-demand and interactive television, TANDBERG Television is in a unique position to help content owners, programmers and network operators leverage new digital media opportunities. Joining TANDBERG Television provides me with a senior management role in which I can use my digital television experience as part of a dynamic, winning team,” says Emmanuel Boureau, Vice President of Sales for TANDBERG Television.

“Emmanuel is an impressive operator with a strong sales track record and exceptional experience of driving a multicultural dispersed sales team. He has a solid understanding of the technology and commercial drivers in the digital television industry that will be of great benefit to TANDBERG Television customers. I am delighted that he is joining to lead our EMEA sales team and looking forward to working closely with him as we continue to accelerate our leadership position in the region,” says Eric Baron, President of TANDBERG Television EMEA.

A French national, Emmanuel Boureau graduated from the Institut Superieur de Commerce de Paris in 1983. He is 45 years old and is married with two children. He will spend his time between TANDBERG Television’s EMEA HQ in Southampton, UK and travelling throughout the region.

About TANDBERG Television

Whether it’s advanced compression systems, on-demand or interactive television, TANDBERG Television delivers the technology and expertise that is moving digital video forward. The company’s award-winning solutions are used by the world’s leading network operators, broadcasters and content owners to deliver new viewer experiences and advertising opportunities. With a broad suite of open, standards-based products, TANDBERG Television offers the highest quality digital TV solutions including IPTV, HDTV, video-on-demand, advertising on-demand, and interactive TV applications to customers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. For more information, please visit


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