XDC is the leading D-Cinema service company in Europe and the one delivering the largest number of 3D movies to theatres.
Located in the center of Liège, Belgium, and close to the futuristic new Media Cité designed by Calatrava, the well known architect, the Pôle Image de Liège is the new location of several cinema companies and studios.
As far as today, XDC has installed more than 500 digital screens in 10 European countries and is the leading service company, dedicated to building a pan-European digital cinema network. XDC provides end-to-end digital cinema solutions including equipment supply, financing (VPF, leasing, ...), training, installation and maintenance, as well as content processing and delivery. The company is the first entity to have VPF digital cinema deployment agreements with all the 6 major US studios Warner, Fox, Universal, Paramount, Sony and Disney for a total of 8,000 digital screens in 22 European countries. Today, XDC has signed VPF deals with exhibitors for about 1,000 screens spread over 11 European countries (Austria, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland). XDC has also achieved a global financing of 100 millions Euros with Fortis Bank to allow the VPF roll out of 2,000 digital screens in the first phase of its European deployment program. XDC Digital Content Lab has been processing more than 500 different titles, and offers a full service including mastering, duplication, key management, 24/7 helpdesk, extranet tracking, physical/virtual delivery. Last but not least, XDC is also very active in Alternative Content by offering a full service from booking and promotion up to delivery, reporting and box office collection. XDC is backed by EVS Broadcast Equipment (Nyse Euronext EVS.BR) and several leading financial investors.
A new 3D theatre opens in Lomme, France. Kinepolis has now 10% od its theatres fitted with 3D equipment.
W220S and W240S are the two new Hyundai 3D-enabled screens. With 22 and 24 inches (in diagonal) respectively, they look like standard 2D monitors but are 3D ready. They use polarized glasses. Retail price for the 22 inches is expected to be around 590€. For details, see www.ubergizmo.com or read the paper (in French) on Tom's hardware.
Disney and director Robert Zemeckis are negotiating to make a 3D version of the 1968 psychedelic, animated film “Yellow Submarine” which featured songs from The Beatles.