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Belgium—Nov 19, 2010

XDC Selected by Eurimages For its Digitisation Programme of up to 144 Screens

XDC, the n°1 digital cinema service company in Europe, has been selected to be the exclusive provider for the implementation of Eurimages theatre support programme, following a tender procedure by the Council of Europe.

At its 119th Meeting in June 2010, the Eurimages Board of Management decided to launch a support programme for the purchase and installation of digital equipment within the network of 40 theatres for a total of 144 screens supported by Eurimages, in co-operation with Europa Cinemas, in Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and Albania.

Under this programme, a lump-sum grant of ?20 000 per screen will be awarded by Eurimages to exhibitors who operate theatres assisted by the Eurimages theatre support programme. This support can be used to cover the purchase and installation of digital projectors, servers, 3D systems and other related options. Exhibitors receiving support must seek any additional funding from their national or local authorities or through investments from their own equity or private sources to complete the overall financing.

As the exclusive provider for the implementation of this programme, XDC will supply the digital projection equipment. XDC will also take care of the installations, the support and the maintenance.

Fabrice Testa, Vice-President Sales & Business Development at XDC said: "We are honoured to have been selected by Eurimages for this project. XDC is a true pan-European company already working in about 20 countries, and we have the required organization to support such a programme in the concerned territories. Besides our success with VPF deals, this commitment demonstrates our capacity to offer alternative proposals dedicated to art house and/or small cinemas."

Serge Plasch, XDC CEO concluded: "XDC is very happy to have the opportunity, via this programme, to extend its activities in southeast Europe. Together with FTT, our group is focused in spreading its screen network all over Europe. We are targeting to service over 5,000 screens in the next 2 years."

The implementation will start in January 2011. For further information, eligible exhibitors should contact: eurimages.digitisation@coe.int.
dcinex™ 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
About dcinex™:
As part of Ymagis Group, Ymagis is a leading provider of Digital Cinema services in Europe including VPF management, postproduction, DCP mastering, KDM delivery, digital cinema installation, maintenance and technical support. The Ymagis Group has deployed digital systems in cinemas under VPF representing close to 5,800 screens throughout Europe with both exhibition circuits and art house independent cinemas. Since 2014, the Ymagis Group operates, through its subsidiary Smartjog Ymagis Logistics, the largest e-delivery network for cinema content in Europe, using both, satellite capacity and ADSL/fibre lines, as well as a number of HDD’s duplication hubs. The Ymagis Group has also become a software house, providing innovative solutions such as a theatre management system (TMS) and a full electrical automation system.
dcinex™ Directory page dcinex™ Web Site About Eurimages: EURIMAGES is a support fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works, established by the Council of Europe in 1988.  Since it was set up in 1988, EURIMAGES has supported 1334 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately 401 million euros. Eurimages Directory page
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