PARIS--(Marketwire - Dec 10, 2012) -
Technicolor expands worldwide footprint in Media & Entertainment market
Strategic Alliance in Australia with Village Roadshow Ltd, a leading
Technicolor (EURONEXT PARIS: TCH) today
announced a Strategic Alliance with Village Roadshow Ltd, a
customer and a leading entertainment company operating in Film and
Distribution, Cinema, Film Production, Theme Parks and Music. This
further strengthens Technicolor's worldwide footprint by expanding its
in Australia, where the Group is already well-established as the
largest DVD/Blu-ray disc replicator. It will also strengthen its
Since 2000, Technicolor is Village Roadshow's exclusive DVD and
manufacturing supplier. The Group served both Australian and
produced titles such as Happy Feet, Red Dog, Sex & the City 1 & 2,
Holmes, The Hurt Locker, Ocean's 11, 12 & 13, I am Legend, Mao's Last
Underbelly and many others.
Under the strategic alliance announced today, Technicolor and Village
will jointly progress the transition to digital content creation and
and will further extend Technicolor's existing service offerings
Australian market including:
* Digital Cinema distribution Service Support
* DVD/BD manufacturing and distribution - through Technicolor's
the Roadshow distribution centre including the distribution
for Warner Bros and Paramount Home Entertainment as well as Roadshow
* Digital Encoding, Content Preparation, Transcoding and Related Digital
Services including MediAffinity.
"We are delighted to be broadening our relationship with a leading
company such as Village Roadshow Ltd," said Frédéric Rose, CEO
"Leveraging our synergies, we will be able to provide cutting-edge
the Australian Media & Entertainment market"
"This strategic alliance is an important milestone, as Technicolor will
key-partner in the provision of Entertainment Services in particular
Film, DVD and Digital Distribution business in Australia. We look
expanding our close working relationship and thus further
distributing compelling content to consumers." said Chris Chard,
Director Roadshow Films Pty Ltd.
A strategic alliance strengthening Technicolor's worldwide strategy
Technicolor is a global leader in production and postproduction
one of the main worldwide providers for Film, Digital Cinema and DVD
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
Technicolor employs over 220 employees in its DVD and digital media
operations - with replication operation in Melbourne and packaging,
media services (including digital cinema) and returns processing
More broadly, Technicolor is a long term partner of Australia's leading
Providers and content distributors like Telstra and Foxtel, providing a
range of products and services, in particular our market leading digital
products like the Telstra's T-Hub®.
The alliance signed with Village Roadshow is perfectly aligned with the
strategy to extend the range and depth both of its product and service
and its geographical coverage, while developing new solutions to
transition of its customers to digital.
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and
sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class
innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering
video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from
extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound
technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment:
the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters and
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About Village Roadshow
In movie production Village Roadshow, through its investment in the
Roadshow Entertainment Group is one of the most successful
co-producers in Hollywood and in partnership with Warner Bros has
including The Matrix trilogy, the Ocean's trilogy, Charlie and the
Factory, Happy Feet, Get Smart, I am Legend and Sherlock Holmes and the
The Great Gatsby.
Village Roadshow through its ownership of Roadshow Films is the
independent Film, DVD, TV and Digital distributor in the Australian market.
Village Cinemas jointly owns and operates 507 screens across 50
Australia, 81 screens at 10 sites in Singapore, 67 screens at 9 sites in
and 12 screens in the UK.
Village Roadshow has also been involved in Theme Parks since 1989
Australia's largest theme park owner and operator - Warner Bros Movie
Sea World, Wet 'n' Wild.
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