June 08, 2007 12:02 ET

ZOOtech Announces Contract to Develop K-12 Interactive DVD Series

SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) - ZOOtech, the innovative solutions company revolutionizing the video title production industry, announced an agreement to develop at least 26 new titles for the award-winning Know-It-All interactive DVD education series. Working with Robinette Resources, a leading educational consulting firm, and its supplemental curriculum distribution partners, this agreement represents a significant move by ZOOtech into the K-12 education market through the use of its DVD-EXTRA STUDIO development tools. With a forecast ICT spend of $6.0 billion by 2009, according to Datamonitor, all companies involved are buoyed by the potential of the market.

"DVD-EXTRA STUDIO is the ideal choice for allowing us to add more complexity to our interactive education products and also to shorten our development cycle. By using DVD-EXTRA STUDIO we can enhance these titles and still have them in time for the beginning of the 2008 school year. DVD-EXTRA STUDIO is the only tool that will allow us to realize this vision," said Michelle Robinette of Robinette Resources.

Clynton Hunt, ZOOtech VP and GM, Interactive DVD, said, "We are very pleased to be working with the pioneering 'Know-It-All' brand and to be a part of the huge K-12 educational market. A key benefit to using DVD-EXTRA STUDIO for multiple titles is the ability to leverage a standard engine design across multiple projects, resulting in faster development, extraordinary interactivity and cost savings. DVD-EXTRA STUDIO is the perfect choice for creating these types of expansive product offerings in a very short timeframe."

About ZOOtech

ZOOtech Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sheffield-based ZOO Digital Group plc. (LSE: ZOO). ZOOtech is an innovative technology company with a mission to revolutionize the video production industry through radical process re-engineering, enabling automation of many production processes that currently depend upon manual labor. ZOOtech's unique approach has resulted in a portfolio of over 60 patents across 23 families in areas that include video post-production, authoring, content protection, regionalization and verification. ZOOtech pioneered DVD-EXTRA technology to enable CD-ROM style interactivity in the DVD-Video format.

Today, ZOOtech developers worldwide are utilizing powerful tools for creating commercial disc titles from theatrical releases to interactive and educational games. ZOOtech's customers include Ascent Media, Scope Seven, SDI Media, OUAT Entertainment, Elektrofilm and Freestyle New Media Group.

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