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Liège, Belgium—Sep 7, 2005

DIGITAL CINEMA – In addition to Hollywood blockbusters, XDC is processing the digital prints of European films. Official Partner of Festival de Cannes, XDC is now associated with Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur.

The big roll-out launched by XDC in May 2005 is going well ahead. More than 130 European screens are now equipped by XDC for top quality play out of digital movies. “And we will continue far beyond …” says Bernard Collard, General Manager of XDC. “We’re well on our way to our objective or 200 screens by the end 2005 … and 500 screens by early 2007”.

Concerning digital content, XDC is proud to have a lot of “blue chip” references : Hollywood blockbusters like Star Wars Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith, Sin City, Madagascar, Valiant, The Island, … but also Hollywood classics, “regenerated” through XDC technology : Gone with the wind, Singin'in the rain, Casablanca, Wizard of Oz, …

Now, XDC is processing the digital prints for European films. First of all, Swedish titles, which will be played on more than 40 screens from the far North to the South in Sweden (“… which will be the most advanced digital cinema country in Europe by end September” highlights Bernard Collard) : Steget Efter, Tjenare Kungen, Carambole, … but also French speaking movies : Friday or an other day, (for which Philippe Nahon gained the Prize for an Actor during Locarno Festival 2005), Congo River, and … the last movie from Coline Serreau, Saint-Jacques … La Mecque. “The digital premiere of these three titles will be screened during 20th Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur …” says Fabrice Testa, XDC’s Marketing Manager. “Adding to its selection as the Official Partner of Festival de Cannes … XDC is now the Official Partner of Festival de Namur”. Indeed, XDC is exclusively providing all the digital technology from mastering to play-back for all digital cinema films being shown this year.

“Our satisfaction is not only to be chosen as partner of Festival de Namur, but, most of all, that two of the movies screened digitally have been co-financed by EVS Group through Tax Shelter Belgian project,” explains Laurent Minguet, CEO of XDC ... “More than ever, XDC’s initiative is now a reality which allows distributors and exhibitors, not only to boost box-office, while the market is experiencing serious drops, but most of all, to offer to low-budget film makers and directors the opportunity of a better circulation of their movies ”.

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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