June 09, 2008 16:53 ET

EVS signs a record EUR 5 million equipment deal with Presteigne Charter

OUGRÉE, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) -

Hong-Kong / Liège, June 9, 2008 - EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A. (Euronext Brussels: EVS.BR) (Pinksheets: EVBEF), the leader in Professional Digital Video applications for Live TV Production announces today the signature of a major agreement with Presteigne Charter, a leading worldwide broadcast services group, for the sale of live and near-live technologies, that shall be used amongst other at the Olympics by major TV stations, some major tennis tournaments and many other big sport events.

The EUR 5 million deal includes XT[2] servers, many Multicam LSM, SpotBox, XStore, CleanEdit, Keyword Assignment and [IP]Director applications, as well as XNet[2] networking functionalities. The deal is split in both an equipment sale for EUR 4.3 million and an equipment rental for EUR 0.6 million for big summer sporting events. Shipment shall be done late June.

For more information, please contact:

Jacques GALLOY, Director & CFO Geoffroy d'OULTREMONT, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Manager EVS Broadcast Equipment, Liege Science Park, 16 rue du Bois Saint-Jean, B-4102 Liège-Ougrée, Belgium Tel: +32 4 361 7014. E-mail:;

About EVS Group

EVS Group designs, develops and markets professional digital equipment for Television (EVS Broadcast) and Cinema (XDC). The Group employs over 190 persons for broadcast equipment in 11 countries and sells its products to professionals of the video and audio sectors in more than 90 countries. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, refer to EVS Broadcast is the world leader for Live TV Production Digital Disk Recorders and Related Software Applications, especially in the field of sports. The company's dedicated hardware and software suite offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), high speed slow motion, replay only, clips generation, quick clips editing, real-time SD/HD video files transfer, time delay, multi- camera recording, metadata association, graphics storage and play- out, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back, audio record & edit, webcasting, mobile phone clipping. Main software applications like the "IP Director®" are running on the dedicated robust and flexible hardware the "XT[2]® Platform". The world's leading broadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, TVE and many others use EVS' solutions. EVS 47,20% affiliate XDC is pioneering Digital Cinema Logistics and Play-out and operates between the movies distributors and exhibitors. XDC has installed more than 280 digital screens throughout the world in China, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, the United States, France, Belgium, etc.

About Presteigne Charter / Avesco Group Plc

Presteigne Charter is a fully owned subsidiary of Avesco Group Plc that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AVS.L), Presteigne Charter offers a wide range of high quality services to the broadcast market worldwide, including custom-built systems, the hire of high definition and other equipment and digital radio camera systems. Presteigne Charter operates from bases in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and Singapore. The group has a strong reputation for its technical expertise and enjoys long- standing relationships within the television industry. Many of the world's leading companies choose Avesco teams to be their preferred partner of choice. Other areas of expertise include market leading positions in the field of sport, motorshows, music, television and film. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Jacques GALLOY
    Director & CFO
    Geoffroy d'OULTREMONT
    Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Manager
    EVS Broadcast Equipment
    Liege Science Park, 16 rue du Bois Saint-Jean, B-4102 Liège-
    Ougrée, Belgium
    Tel: +32 4 361 7014
    E-mail: Email Contact