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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- April 14, 2008 -- ScheduALL has partnered with Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) to integrate its robust scheduling and operational management capabilities with the Thomson Grass Valley Aurora™ Ingest system, part of the integrated Aurora HD tapeless production suite. The result is a single, unified portal for managing ingest for broadcast news, sports, and other demanding, time-sensitive applications.


The integration of ScheduALL with the Aurora Ingest Management solution adds a valuable layer of business resource workflow to Aurora‘s tools for ingesting, converting, and preparing content for air. Working in concert with the new Thomson Grass Valley MediaFrame™ architecture, ScheduALL enables operations to book and schedule personnel and equipment resources for each content task while checking for scheduling conflicts, recording time and expenses, and ensuring that the task is performed within the specified budget. This partnership combines the mechanical functions of producing content with the business processes and systems associated with delivering the content on time and on budget. ScheduALL-Aurora integration provides a completely integrated system for broadcast operations.


“ScheduALL is the industry leader for broadcasting operations systems, so it was a natural choice to extend Aurora Ingest to help users make the most of their resources. This ability to manage people and edit suites is critical to keep the news creation process moving.” said Ed Casaccia, director of product marketing for Thomson. “With ScheduALL, Aurora Ingest and MediaFrame address where a story is archived and its availability, including, if it‘s not in-house yet, exactly when it will arrive at the station. Now editors can accurately plan their process and make accommodations without having to guess when they can deliver a finished segment.”


“Too often the technical and engineering sides of operations get disconnected from each other; systems like ScheduALL and Thomson Grass Valley‘s Aurora provide the opportunity to bring these two businesses together via improved efficiencies, effectiveness, and cost savings,” said Joel Ledlow, CEO of ScheduALL. “We appreciate Thomson for sharing this opportunity to deliver broadcasters the solution of a completely integrated facility.”


More information about ScheduALL and its software solutions is available online at www.scheduall.com.


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About Thomson

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), a world leader in digital video technologies, provides technology, services, and systems to help its media, entertainment, and communications clients -- content creators, content distributors, and users of its technology -- realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. More information is available at www.scheduall.com.


About ScheduALL

ScheduALL is the leading provider of enterprise resource management (ERM) software for the broadcast and media industry. With more than 1,200 worldwide clients within broadcast, satellite, and production facilities, ScheduALL is clearly recognized as the partner of choice for operational management software solutions.


ScheduALL‘s software offers comprehensive workflow and resource management capabilities that enable clients to optimize personnel, resource, and bandwidth utilization in a way that directly translates into increased productivity and ROI. ScheduALL‘s modular approach and scalable product sets provide a collaborative platform for users in the broadcast, production, post-production, satellite/network transmission, and newsroom environments. ScheduALL clients include BBC, FOX News Network, The Associated Press, IntelSat, Turner Studios, Mediaset, CBC, ABC Australia, RTL, and NewSkies Satellites. More information is available at www.scheduall.com.


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