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Lisbon—Jul 24, 2009

Zon Lusomundo and XDC Start Digital Cinema Roll Out in Portugal

The ZON Lusomundo’s large-scale digital cinema deployment will officially start August 20th.  28 cinema complexes for a total of 213 screens will be converted to digital before end 2010
  
Out of 28 cinemas, 23 will be co-financed by the VPF mechanism. This represents a total of 178 screens: 111 screens will be installed in 2009 and 67 to be installed in 2010. 22 “non-VPF” screens will also be installed in 2009 leading to a total of 133 digital screens already converted this year. The VPF backed roll out is financed by ING Corporate Clients Belgium, in collaboration with ING Lease Belgium.
 
Luis Roboredo Mota, Managing Director of ZON Lusomundo stated: ”This is the industrial revolution on the exhibition industry. It will be a new era in the cinema exhibition in Portugal. ZON Lusomundo will provide a better customer experience with operational benefits to the company. New contents will be showed to the Portuguese cinemagoers, like sport, music and gaming. We will increase the number of screens to 3D Digital and new locations. We are really confident, that together with XDC we will create a new landmark that will introduce ZON Lusomundo in a new stage ready for the future”.
 
Under the terms of the agreement with XDC, Zon Lusomundo will exclusively install DCI-compliant digital projection systems: Barco 2K (and further 4K) DLP Cinema projectors and XDC’s CineStore® Solo G3 D-Cinema servers. Zon Lusomundo will also implement a fully integrated and networked solution in each complex, thanks to XDC’s advanced Theatre Management System and Central Library, the XDC’s CineStore® Plaza. A satellite content delivery network will also be implemented by XDC in order to allow distributors to deliver films directly by satellite to the cinemas, as well as to give the opportunity to Zon Lusomundo to perform live 2D and 3D transmissions.
 
All the systems will be connected to the XDC’s NOC (Network Operations Centre) which will perform the hotline support and the preventative remote maintenance. Thanks to the sophisticated XDC’s CineStore Data web-based application, the frontline support (with the possibility to have a full remote monitoring of the digital systems) will be directly managed by the Zon Lusomundo’s technical staff. Last but not least, Videovisao Electronica, will carry out the installations and will perform the on-site maintenance.
 
Fabrice Testa, VP Sales & Business Development with XDC concluded: “It’s really a pleasure working with Zon Lusomundo team. They understand the challenges of the digital cinema revolution. Indeed, on the one hand, they are committed to bring the most advanced experience to moviegoers. On the second hand, they have already experienced that digital cinema allows them to maximize their revenues and to reduce their operational costs. Hence, this project is part of a long term vision, and we are proud to be associated to this strategic move”.

About CinemaNext:
CinemaNext is the Ymagis Group’s business unit dedicated to exhibitor services. Founded in 2007 and managed by professionals from the motion picture and high-tech industries, Ymagis Group is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. Through CinemaNext and Eclair, the Group provides smart, comprehensive solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event cinema), producers, rights holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, broadcasters, OTT channels and video publishers. Over the years, Ymagis Group has significantly expanded its portfolio of solutions & services and further developed its geographic footprint in Europe with permanent offices in 26 countries. The company’s core business is structured around three main units: CinemaNext (exhibitor services: sales and field services, software solutions, customer service/NOC and consulting), Eclair (content services: post-production, theatrical delivery, digital distribution, versioning and accessibility, restoration and preservation) and Ymagis (VPF & financial services). A publicly-traded company listed on Euronext, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris (France) and has close to 750 employees.
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