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Belgium—Jul 7, 2010

XDC/FTT and Kinopolis Cinema Group Basically Agreed To Deploy 123 Digital Screens in Germany

Kinopolis, a renowned German exhibitor, XDC, the n°1 digital cinema service company in Europe and FTT, the leading digital cinema service provider in Germany, have basically agreed on the terms for a deployment of 123 digital cinema systems at 15 cinemas.
 
Dr. Gregory Theile, Managing Partner of Kinopolis, said: “We are delighted to have found in XDC/FTT a competent, experienced and reliable partner for the conversion of our cinemas to digital cinema. The model offered by XDC represents the best solution in the market as far as our particular requirements are concerned and so we explicitly opted for this long-standing partnership. As the first cinema circuit in Germany, we are setting the course for the digital future of the cinema by consistently equipping our cinemas with digital projection systems. The installations will already start this year and will be completed by the end of next year.“
 
Serge Plasch, XDC’s Chief Executive Officer said: “After Kieft Group, having this second major VPF deal in Germany is for XDC a very important milestone, since Germany has always been a key market in our strategy. Kinopolis is a much respected exhibition circuit and we are very proud to have been selected for their digital roll out plan. This agreement also demonstrates the solidity of our business model which is the only one able to offer agreement with all the 6 majors US studios, easy available financing and advanced knowledge in digital cinema technology.  Moreover, this new deal results of the perfect integration and cooperation with FTT which has now the most comprehensive experience in digital cinema in Germany.’’.
 
Egon Gräfen, FTT’s Managing Director added: “Kinopolis has already been among our major customers for a long time. We are therefore very proud that they have chosen us as their technical integrator and that we will also be able to continue our longstanding business relationship in the digital era.”
 
Under the terms of the agreement with XDC, Kinopolis will exclusively install Series 2 DCI-compliant digital projection systems. Kinopolis 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 content delivery network will also be implemented by XDC in order to allow distributors to deliver films directly by satellite and/or broadband connection to the cinemas, as well as to give the opportunity to Kinopolis 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 FTT, which will also take care of the installations and maintenance.

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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