June 06, 2007 14:30 ET

ZOOtech Signs Contract With SDI for Licensing of Its Menu Regionalization Tool

SHEFFIELD, UK--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - ZOOtech, the innovative solutions company revolutionizing the video title production industry, announced an agreement with SDI Media, the world's leading provider of subtitling and language dubbing services to the entertainment industry. This agreement allows SDI to use ZOOtech's Regionalization Tool to automate the localization of menus for DVDs, interactive games and corporate multimedia productions. SDI Media's extensive client list includes many of the world's leading media and entertainment groups including Hollywood Studios, international broadcasters, and interactive game publishers.

"We pride ourselves on providing efficient workflows that save our customers time and money. We have been exploring the possibility of adding menu regionalization to the broader translation services we provide. After evaluating ZOOtech's Regionalization Tool, we were delighted to learn of the efficiencies that can be gained through its use and are now offering this service to our existing customers," stated Barry Perlstein, CEO of SDI Media.

Gordon Doran, President, ZOOtech, states, "SDI provides translation services to major media companies in every region of the world, and as such is well poised to offer menu localization to the world's largest media companies. Now equipped with our tool, SDI can help its clients capitalize on the productivity savings that our Regionalization Tool provides. We are very excited to have SDI on board as a major affiliate partner."

The ZOOtech Regionalization Tool automates the previously manual process of creating assets, such as DVD menus, in alternative languages and has been shown in independent customer benchmarks to reduce time by 75 to 90%.

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.

About SDI Media Group Inc.

SDI Media Group Inc. ( is headquartered in Los Angeles and counts many of the world's leading media and entertainment groups on its extensive client list. SDI now operates in 29 countries worldwide. SDI is the only company of its kind with subtitling operations and state-of-the-art dubbing facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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