TECHNICOLOR: Technicolor expands worldwide footprint in Media &

TECHNICOLOR: Technicolor expands worldwide footprint in Media &
Entertainment market 
PARIS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 --  
PRESS RELEASE 
Technicolor expands worldwide footprint in Media & Entertainment
market 
Strategic Alliance in Australia with Village Roadshow Ltd, a leading  
Entertainment Company 
Technicolor (EURONEXT PARIS: TCH) today announced  a  Strategic 
Alliance  with  Village  Roadshow  Ltd, a long-standing
customer  and
 a  leading  entertainment  company  operating  in  Film  and
DVD
Distribution,  Cinema, Film  Production, Theme  Parks and  Music.
This agreement
further  strengthens Technicolor's worldwide footprint
by expanding its presence
in  Australia,  where  the  Group  is 
already well-established as the country's
largest  DVD/Blu-ray  disc 
replicator.  It  will also strengthen its Australian
operations. 
Since   2000, Technicolor  is  Village  Roadshow's  exclusive  DVD 
and Blu-ray
manufacturing  supplier. The  Group served  both
Australian  and internationally
produced  titles such  as Happy 
Feet, Red  Dog, Sex  & the City 1 & 2, Sherlock
Holmes,  The Hurt
Locker,  Ocean's 11, 12 & 13, I  am Legend, Mao's Last
Dancer,
Underbelly and many others. 
Under  the strategic alliance announced  today, Technicolor and
Village Roadshow
will  jointly progress the transition to  digital
content creation and delivery,
and  will  further  extend 
Technicolor's   existing  service  offerings in the Australian market
including: 
* Digital Cinema distribution Service Support 
* DVD/BD manufacturing and distribution - through Technicolor's
acquisition of     the Roadshow distribution centre including the
distribution responsibilities 
for Warner Bros and Paramount Home
Entertainment as well as Roadshow     Entertainment 
* Digital Encoding, Content Preparation, Transcoding and Related
Digital Media 
Services including MediAffinity. 
"We are delighted to be broadening our relationship with a leading
entertainment
company  such as Village Roadshow Ltd,"  said Frederic
Rose, CEO of Technicolor. "Leveraging  our synergies, we will be 
able to provide cutting-edge services to the Australian Media &
Entertainment market" 
"This strategic alliance is an important milestone, as Technicolor
will 
become a key-partner  in the  provision of  Entertainment
Services  in particular for our Film,  DVD and  Digital Distribution 
business in  Australia. We look forward to expanding  our  close 
working  relationship  and  thus  further developing and distributing
 compelling  content  to  consumers."  said  Chris  Chard,
Managing
Director Roadshow Films Pty Ltd. 
A strategic alliance strengthening Technicolor's worldwide strategy 
Technicolor  is a global  leader in production  and postproduction
services, and one  of the main worldwide  providers for Film, Digital
 Cinema and DVD services
for content producers/owners. 
In  Australia, in  addition to  Village Roadshow,  Technicolor has 
been a long-standing DVD and Blu-ray service provider to Warner Bros
Entertainment, The Walt Disney  Company,  Universal  Pictures 
International,  and  Paramount Pictures.
Technicolor  employs over 
220 employees in  its DVD  and digital media services
operations  - 
with  replication  operation  in Melbourne and packaging,
digital
media  services (including  digital cinema)  and returns 
processing facility in Sydney.
More  broadly, Technicolor is a long
term partner of Australia's leading Service
Providers  and content 
distributors like  Telstra and  Foxtel, providing a wide
range  of
products and  services, in particular  our market leading digital
home
products like the Telstra's T-Hub(R). 
The  alliance signed with Village Roadshow is perfectly aligned with
the Group's
strategy to extend the range and depth both of its product
and service offerings
and  its geographical  coverage, while 
developing new  solutions to support the transition of its customers
to digital. 
About Technicolor 
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and
entertainment
sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation.  Our
world class research and   innovation laboratories enable us to lead
the market in delivering advanced
  video services to content
creators and distributors. We also benefit from an 
extensive
intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound
technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment:
supporting
 the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in
theaters and homes. 
Euronext Paris: TCH   
www.technicolor.com 
About Village Roadshow 
In  movie production  Village Roadshow,  through its  investment in 
the Village
Roadshow  Entertainment  Group  is  one  of  the most
successful independent
co-producers  in Hollywood  and in  partnership
with  Warner Bros has produced hits including  The Matrix  trilogy,
the  Ocean's trilogy,  Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory, Happy Feet,
Get Smart, I am Legend and Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming
The Great
Gatsby. Village  Roadshow  through  its  ownership  of  Roadshow 
Films  is  the leading
independent Film, DVD, TV and Digital
distributor in the Australian market. Village  Cinemas  jointly  owns
 and  operates  507 screens  across  50 sites in Australia, 81
screens at 10 sites in Singapore, 67 screens at 9 sites in the USA
and 12 screens in the UK. Village  Roadshow  has  also  been 
involved  in  Theme  Parks since 1989 and is Australia's  largest
theme park  owner and operator  -  Warner Bros Movie World,
Sea
World, Wet 'n' Wild. 
Village Roadshow VUS: 
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