May 02, 2007 09:08 ET

ZOOtech and Scope Seven Exploit Expanding Markets for Interactive DVDs

SHEFFIELD, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2007 -- ZOOtech, an innovative solutions company revolutionizing the video title production industry, along with Scope Seven, a provider of both SD DVD and HD DVD/Blu-ray production services, have teamed up to offer solutions for worldwide interactive DVDs. Scope Seven, ZOOtech's earliest adopter and a pioneer in DVD game development, is enjoying the rewards of the rapid growing US interactive DVD game industry by exploiting the advanced features of DVD-EXTRA STUDIO.

"We used DVD-EXTRA STUDIO to pioneer the interactive DVD market in the US and were responsible for a number of the first titles produced mainly for small independent publishers. We now see a step change as large publishers and Hollywood studios are entering the market with some high profile brands that will push the boundaries of interactive game play. In addition, these products will be published internationally and must be regionalized into multiple languages. ZOOtech's DVD-EXTRA STUDIO is the only system that allows us to create highly compelling content and to regionalize that content efficiently for multiple language versions," said Duncan Wain, President, Scope Seven.

"We are pleased to be expanding the cooperation that already exists between our companies. We believe this offers customers a truly global end-to-end solution for production of the most compelling interactive products. The fact that Scope Seven are expert users of a number of DVD authoring tools and have independently endorsed DVD-EXTRA STUDIO for numerous complex and high-profile interactive DVD productions is a testimony to the power of DVD-EXTRA STUDIO. As recipients of many industry awards, Scope Seven offers publishers the ability to produce innovative products and develop profitable worldwide businesses by driving down the localization cost barriers," states Clynton Hunt, ZOOtech VP and GM, Interactive DVD.

ZOOtech works closely with Scope Seven to provide exemplary support for the development of its interactive video titles. Included with this support are extensive quality assurance and compatibility testing services to ensure that the products Scope Seven delivers to their customers are of the highest standard.

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, OUAT Entertainment, Elektrofilm and Freestyle New Media Group.

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