SOURCE: ZOOtech

April 12, 2007 15:09 ET

ZOOtech Expands International Business Development Team Through Key Appointments

SHEFFIELD, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- ZOOtech, an innovative solutions company revolutionizing the video title production industry, announced that it has expanded the depth and experience of its sales management team with the addition of two appointments.

"We're building strength and expertise into our management team as we ramp up to meet the growing needs for video producers to increase profits and reduce video title production times," said Stuart Green, Chief Executive Officer. "We've carefully chosen highly qualified individuals with deep business experience and proven track records in the video production industry. These additions to the global management team will accelerate ZOOtech's efforts to develop and deliver the best solutions worldwide."

The following individuals were named to ZOOtech Business Development positions:

Graeme McNeil, Vice President of International Sales, Video Technologies

As Vice President of International Sales, McNeil is responsible for identifying and developing new partners and customers for ZOOtech's line of software technologies that deliver substantial time and cost savings for DVD-Video title producers including its Templated Authoring System (TAS) and Regionalization Tool.

McNeil has 12 years of experience in the music and film industry including a key role at Technicolor as International Licensee Manager. Prior to this, McNeil developed and led a successful international DVD manufacturing and production organization. He brings extensive international and studio experience to this new role.

McNeil commented, "ZOOtech has an impressive ability to identify and develop products and solutions that the industry needs. It is a very exciting period in the company's development and I am looking forward to the challenges."

McNeil is based in London and will initiate the new international role with a visit to Mumbai, India in April for Disc-Tech 2007.

Michelle Fundament, UK Account Manager, Interactive DVD

As Account Manager, UK, Fundament is responsible for managing and developing ZOOtech's interactive DVD business in the UK. Fundament comes to ZOOtech from Warner Home Video where she was Sales Manager selling Warner's interactive DVD products into UK retail. With 10 years of DVD sales experience with Warner Home Video and Universal Studios, Michelle has extensive experience in the UK consumer retail market and understands the challenges faced by publishers.

"Michelle is an extremely important addition to our team. It is critical that the market understands the importance of product quality to the continued growth of the interactive category. Her background in DVD sales and the relationships she has developed over the years will allow ZOOtech to more effectively deliver this message to all parties involved," stated Clynton Hunt, VP and GM, Interactive DVD.

Michelle will be based in the corporate headquarters in Sheffield.

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. www.zoo-tech.com.

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