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Paris, France—Oct 6, 2008

Universal Pictures International to Support Ymagis Digital Cinema Roll-Out in Europe

Ymagis, the European digital cinema services provider based in Paris, announced today that Universal Pictures will provide movies to theaters equipped by Ymagis and will pay digital print fees under a long-term agreement similar to those signed by Paramount, Disney and Fox.

Ymagis started its roll-out activity in July after the signature of its first contracts with distributors, and has so far signed contracts with exhibitors for a total of 29 screens in France. Ymagis expects to announce agreements with other studios and European distributors in the coming weeks, as well as agreements with several exhibitors.

Duncan Clark, Executive Vice President, Universal Pictures International commented: “At Universal, we are committed to the growth of digital cinema, the future of our industry. We therefore warmly support Ymagis and its efforts to expand the digital platform for our movies. Our audiences will reap the rewards of the continued enhancement of the theatrical experience.”

Jean Mizrahi, CEO of Ymagis, said: “We are delighted to conclude this agreement with Universal Pictures, a major player in the distribution industry and an important provider of digital movies in Europe. This agreement is another step in our effort to help all kinds of exhibitors in Europe convert to digital. We look forward to support from more distributors and exhibitors in the very near future.”
Ymagis Contacts:
Ymagis S.A.S
106 rue la Boëtie
75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 175 448 888
 
Ymagis Germany
Reuchlinstr. 10-11
10553 Berlin, Deutschland
Tel. +49 30 21018431
germany@ymagis.com

Ymagis Spain
Pallars, 99
08018 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 931 845 055

Ymagis Engineering Services
85-87 Avenue Jean Jaurès
92120 Montrouge – France
Tel: +33 179 977 840

Ymagis Web Site:
About Ymagis:
Formed in 2007 and managed by professionals from the world of cinema and high technologies, Ymagis (www.ymagis.com) specialises in digital cinema services. Ymagis provides its services to producers and distributors of films and additional content, advertising agencies and cinema exhibitors, in order to help them make the most of the creative, marketing and financial aspects of digital technologies. Ymagis’ offering covers two business divisions: VPF (2) management and provision of services to cinema exhibitorsand producers/distributors. The latter services cover the sale and installation of cinema equipment, maintenance and facilities management of digital projection equipment, sale and rental of 3D glasses, post-production of content, and the preparation and delivery of DCP (3) and KDM (4). Each week, Ymagis’ digital labs deliver thousands of DCP and KDM to cinemas in Europe on behalf of its distributor clients and advertising agencies. In2013, the Group generated consolidated revenue of €47.3m, up 19% compared with 2012, and a profit before tax of €4.0m, up 27%.
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