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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!"
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

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 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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