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Liege, Belgium—Feb 12, 2012

XDC Group Acquires Bewegte Bilder to Expand and Offer Premium Pan-European Content Service Network

XDC, leading digital cinema service company in Europe, announced to join forces by investing in 100% of the renowned German-based content service provider BEWEGTE BILDER Medien AG.

After having successfully committed over 5,000 digital screens all across Europe, and being one of the major service providers to exhibitors, XDC Group, following its strategy to expand its content services, will now own BEWEGTE BILDER company founded by pioneer Carsten Schuffert.

Fabrice Testa, Vice President Distribution Services at XDC stated: "Having known Carsten for so many years, it's a tremendous pleasure to welcome him and his team within the XDC family. BEWEGTE BILDER will be an important pillar within our Content Services & Delivery Unit that Carsten will lead from now onwards."

The Content Services & Delivery Unit is aimed at the preparation of digital content and its dispatch to the cinemas via satellite, hard drive or cable. By adding new services through BEWEGTE BILDER, the company will now also be able to offer a wide range of postproduction services, as scanning, color timing etc.

Among the satellite delivery solutions, BEWEGTE BILDER has been a fundamental contributor to the expansion of the Eutelsat DSAT-network, and creator of the well-known distribution platform DirectCinema.

Carsten Schuffert, Vice President Content Services & Delivery at XDC said: "The joined forces with XDC will bring a significant improvement to all customers by adding the pan-European scope to our services. Our team is happy to bring its expertise to XDC Group and also to share XDC's long term experience."

This acquisition will open up new possibilities for XDC Group as Serge Plasch, CEO of XDC concluded: "We are really happy to have been able to achieve this deal which will reinforce significantly our content service proposition. We are one of the major European digital content labs, able to offer one-stop, fast, reliable and quality services to major and independent distributors. We have now 3 major content hubs in Belgium, Germany and France, with logistical relays in 13 other European territories. Before the end of 2012, we should have 3 to 5 additional content hubs. No other company is able to offer such unique local service!"
About dcinex™:
Dcinex™, formed following the acquisition by XDC of FTT and Bewegte Bilder, is a pan-European commercial cinema company whose goal is to offer the most comprehensive range of cinema services to cinema exhibitorsand to distributors and beneficial owners. With comprehensive geographic coverage in all European countries, dcinex™ conducts its activities through two operating units dedicated to cinema exhibitors: Exhibitor Services, and to distributors and beneficial owners: Content Services. Dcinex™ Exhibitor Services focuses on the provision of end-to-end solutions, including the supply and installation of equipment, VPF funding, technical support and maintenance services. Dcinex™ Content Services offers a comprehensive range of post-production and mastering services for distributors and owners of content, as well as pan-European physical and electronic delivery, digital rights management and alternative content.

dcinex™ Directory page About Bewegte Bilder: BEWEGTE BILDER was founded by Carsten Schuffert in 1992. The company provides the whole workflow of Digital Intermediate, 2k-realtime colour grading in 3D, Digital Cinema Mastering and Distribution. In 2008 they started their web based distribution portal "DirectCinema" and since 2010, together with their partners, a European distribution network via satellite for DCPs and Live events in 2D and 3D. Clients are many German and European distributors and production companies. Bewegte Bilder Directory page
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