Canada’s Cinemas Guzzo commits to GDC for deployment of another 62 digital cinema servers
SHOWCANADA, Ottawa (June 2, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today the signing of a repeat digital cinema server contract with Cinemas Guzzo, Canada’s largest independent theatre chain. Having already installed GDC servers in March 2010, the new contract will see an additional 62 servers deployed over the coming months, with full deployment of 135 servers scheduled to be completed by June 2012.
Today, Cinemas Guzzo serves as Quebec’s leading independent movie chain, boasting 148 screens in 11
theatre complexes. With 54% of its screens already converted for digital projection, the family owned chain is well on the way toward achieving its goal of total digitization by 2012. Under the current contract, Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema conversion programs, will supply Cinedigm-Certified™ screens, structure the underlying VPF agreement, as well as assume responsibility for the entire administration of the VPF implementation. Together Cinedigm and GDC’s collaboration will increase Cinemas Guzzo’s digital entertainment options, and ensure a smooth and efficient transition to digital with the highest quality digital cinema products and service.
Cinemas Guzzo has been entertaining moviegoers for more than four decades. The company’s longstanding passion for cinematic innovation has made digitization a key priority. To this end, GDC was selected for Cinemas Guzzo’s initial stage of digital conversion in March 2010. GDC’s solutions proved a great choice for Cinemas Guzzo, whose audiences now enjoy the finest imagery in digital cinema.
“We could not be happier with GDC and the progress of our digital conversion,” said Vincenzo Guzzo,
executive vice president of Cinemas Guzzo. “We are impressed with GDC’s feature rich servers, and relieved that such advanced technology can be operated so easily; what’s more, if we require any assistance, GDC’s technical support team is always responsive. The upgrade to digital opens many doors for us, but above all, our customers are clearly pleased with high quality imagery. To complete our digital conversion, GDC was again, the obvious choice.”
“We were always confident in GDC’s ability to deliver for Cinemas Guzzo, but winning a repeat order is still extremely rewarding for us, “said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “It reinforces not only Cinemas Guzzo’s high approval of GDC and our cutting edge solutions, but also demonstrates our commitment to the digital cinema industry and its patrons. We’re delighted to reaffirm Cinemas Guzzo’s importance to us as a continuing loyal partner in GDC’s ever growing customer base.”
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About GDC Technology (www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology (“GDC”) is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong publicly listed company – Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited. GDC is one of the leading solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery and display markets. GDC has successfully delivered and installed over 1000 operating digital cinema servers worldwide, including Austria, Africa, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the US and UK. More than 500 feature titles have been released digitally on GDC’s Digital Cinema Servers.
About Cinemas Guzzo (www.cinemasguzzo.com)
Founded some four decades ago by Angelo Guzzo, Cinemas Guzzo is a leading independent cinema chain in Quebec, Canada. The Guzzo cinema chain currently operates a total of 148 screens, spread over 11 cinema complexes throughout the greater Montreal region.
About Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp (www.cinedigm.com)
Cinedigm is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theatres into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country. Cinedigm’s digital cinema deployment organization, software, satellite and hard drive digital movie delivery network; pre-show in-theatre advertising services; and marketing and distribution platform for alternative content such as CineLive® 3-D and 2-D sports and concerts, thematic programming and independent movies is a cornerstone of the digital cinema transformation. Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. [CIDM-G]