Centennial, Colo. - NCM Fathom, a division of NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology, has reached a new agreement with Golden Boy Promotions to continue presenting live world championship boxing on the big screen in high definition throughout 2010. The first bout in the 2010 series will be The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II featuring Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins vs. Roy "The Terminator" Jones, Jr., presented in more than 150 select movie theaters in high definition LIVE from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, April 3 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern / 6:00 p.m. Pacific. The new agreement follows the highly successful cinema presentation of the Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez fight on the big screen in September 2009 - the first fight to be shown in movie theaters in over 20 years.

Tickets are available to The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II special in-theater event at www.FathomEvents.com and presenting theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants are subject to change).

"Our experience of bringing big-time boxing back to the movie theaters was a great success for everyone - especially the fans!" said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Along with our partners at NCM, we look forward to building on that momentum and offering the best fights in the business in a spectacular hi-def environment."

After 17 years, the wait is over as Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) and Jones (54-6, 40 KOs), two of boxing's most decorated and recognizable fighters, will put it all on the line and leave no doubts as to who gets the bragging rights. On May 22, 1993, Hopkins and Jones fought for the vacant IBF middleweight belt, the first shot at a world title for both fighters. The fight, which Jones won by unanimous decision, was a hard fought contest that set the stage for both fighters' respective paths to boxing stardom. Jones went on to win titles in four weight classes, including middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and his historic heavyweight championship. Hopkins, who claimed Jones' vacated IBF middleweight title in 1995, didn't lose another fight for 12 years following his battle with Jones. While Jones ruled as pound-for-pound best for the better part of a decade, Hopkins took advantage of his middleweight crown by setting a record of 20 defenses and solidifying his place as one of the greatest middleweight fighters in the history of the sport.

"Tens of thousands of boxing fans around the country proved they have an appetite for seeing boxing on the big screen as they enjoyed the larger-than-life, ringside experience of the Mayweather vs. Marquez in-theater event last September," said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. "This exclusive partnership with Golden Boy Promotions allows Fathom to continue to present the biggest boxing events of 2010 to communities of fans nationwide and Hopkins vs. Jones promises to be a true classic to start the year."

Broadcast live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II will be shown in more than 150 select movie theaters including AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark USA Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Marcus Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as the Carolina Theatre, Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA), through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network - North America's largest cinema broadcast network.

At 45 years young, Hopkins is still rated among the top pound for pound best in boxing. After his victory over Segundo Mercado in 1995 for the IBF middleweight title, Hopkins' momentum began to build as he scored victories over quality contenders. The 2000s defined Hopkins' career starting with his win over Keith Holmes in April of 2001 in the opening round of the Middleweight Unification Tournament followed by a stunning 12th round stoppage of Felix "Tito" Trinidad on September 29, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. Following four more defenses of his middleweight crown, Hopkins faced Oscar de la Hoya in 2004. His ninth round knockout of "The Golden Boy" allowed Hopkins to attain his 19th title defense - setting a record and making him the first fighter to hold the belt of all four major sanctioning organizations at the same time, as well as the Ring Magazine title. In 2006, Hopkins moved up to light heavyweight for the first time in his career to defeat Antonio Tarver for The Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Championship. With his most recent win, a dominant performance over Enrique Ornelas, Hopkins showed the world that age is nothing but a number.

Roy Jones Jr.'s storied career has had countless defining moments which have catapulted him to being a household name. Jones was unstoppable in the 90's as he stunned his opponents with incredible speed and relentless power. He made history on March 1, 2003, when he thwarted then-heavyweight champion John Ruiz to become the first former middleweight champion to win the heavyweight title in more than 100 years. After taking John Ruiz' heavyweight crown, Jones dropped down to light heavyweight in order to take on Florida rival Antonio Tarver on November 8, 2003. He captured a split decision victory, but suffered consecutive defeats to Tarver and a surprising loss to Glen Johnson. Jones came back to score wins in his next two fights, setting up a highly-anticipated dual with Felix "Tito" Trinidad at Madison Square Garden on January 19, 2008. A renewed Jones looked sharp and focused, flooring an overmatched Trinidad twice, breezing to a unanimous decision win. Jones returned to Madison Square Garden later that same year and after 12 hard fought rounds came up short against future Hall of Famer Joe Calzaghe. Jones defeated his next two opponents but suffered a devastating first-round knock-out loss on December 2 against Australia's Danny Green. As Jones is disputing the loss, he remains confident he can overcome this recent defeat, and take on Hopkins with that same boxing prowess that he has been known for throughout his record-setting career.

Through this new agreement, Fathom in conjunction with Golden Boy Promotions will also present Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. "Sugar" Shane Mosley in the welterweight championship fight on Saturday, May 1. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, April 2. Visit www.FathomEvents.com to learn more.

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Belgium -- Barco, a global leader in digital cinema announced today that its 'Series 2' digital cinema projector has successfully passed the procedural test for DCI compliance administered by CineCert, the leading 3rd party authorizing test facility. With these tests completed, Barco has reached another important milestone in the rollout of its brand-new DP2K projector series.

The DCI standard was created by the Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) to ensure a consistent and extremely high image quality for the cinema audience. Additional benefits include content security and optical performance, including color, uniformity, and contrast. By establishing a common set of requirements, DCI standards guarantee worry-free compatibility and interoperability for distributors, studios, exhibitors, manufacturers and vendors.

"We are thrilled to be the industry's first digital projector manufacturer that has successfully passed the stringent assessment procedures carried out by the DCI approved testing agency, CineCert," commented Wim Buyens, Vice-President of Barco's Digital Cinema division. "It is a reward for the rigorous quality and security standards applied in our labs during the development of this new DP2K projector series. For our customers, this will result in the most secure, high-quality and low-risk projector solution available today."

"We are very pleased to confirm the DP2K-20C is the first digital cinema projector to complete procedural testing in our lab," commented John Hurst CTO of CineCert, LLC. "It shows that DCI compliance testing is not only possible but also quite practical."

Barco's six new Series 2 projectors support 2D and 3D projection, and represent, by far, the most complete family available today. For small and mid-size movie theaters, Barco offers a dedicated family of compact DP2K 'C' projectors, based on the 0.98" DLP Cinema chip from Texas Instruments (TI). For larger venues, Barco's offering includes a complete family of DP2K B-series projectors, based on TI's 1.2" DLP Cinema chip. Barco's flagship ultra bright projector for the large chip family is the DP2K-32B, which earns the title 'brightest digital cinema projector on the planet'. At Barco, it's all about providing the right projector for the right screen to fit the needs of our customers so that we provide the best possible experience to the cinema audience.

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Las Vegas -- GDC Technology ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce that it has won a repeat order for digital servers from Guangzhou-based Jinyi Zhujiang Movie Circuit Co., Ltd ("Jinyi"), the sixth largest exhibitor in China (according to 2008 published box-office collection).

Under this contract, 200 units of GDC SA-2100A server will be deployed and work has been scheduled to start in 2010. This project is a sequel to an earlier one in February 2009 where 100 units of GDC digital cinema system were deployed.

Jinyi was founded as a joint venture between Jiayu Group and Guangzhou Cinema Chain, specializing in the business of premier cinemas in China. It has close to 200 screens throughout China and is one of the leading cinema exhibitors in the country. "We began working with GDC in 2005 when we first embarked on our digital conversion. GDC's feature-rich products, user-friendly design and 365x24x7 hotline support have been among the major factors contributing to the success of our initial rollout program, and its caring and immediate response to customer problems have also been very reassuring to us throughout the project," said Mr. Xu Binbiao, GM of Jinyi. "Given GDC's impeccable track record of reliability, excellent services and cost competitiveness, we are convinced to stay on with GDC in our new phase of deployment."

"As a pioneer in the digital cinema industry in China, GDC has over the years established itself as the undisputed market leader with close to two-thirds of the market share in the country," said Dr Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology."We owe our success to the trust and support of many of our satisfied customers with whom we have built a long and lasting relationship. Jinyi's repeat order is a testament to this kind of special relationship that we have with our customers and we are both proud and honored about it."

 

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Belgium -- Barco, a world leader in visualization and display solutions, has signed a major contract for the deployment of 200 digital cinema systems for Jinyi Zhujiang Movie Circuit, China's sixth largest cinema chain.

Based in China's southern city of Guangzhou, Zhejiang Jinyi Zhujiang Movie Circuit Co., Ltd (Jinyi) is a joint venture between Jiayu Group and Guangzhou Cinema Chain. Jinyi specializes in cinema development and features some 200 screens across 10 cities, and is one of the mainland's leading cinema exhibitors.

The Barco contract calls for the deployment of its dynamic 2K Digital Cinema projector family of solutions, including twenty DP2K-32B, 170 DP2K-20C and 10 Barco DP2K-12C projectors.

We have been extremely happy with the performance of the 100 Barco digital cinema systems we installed last year," says Xu Binbiao, GM of Jinyi. "Needless to say, the quality of Barco products speaks for itself. As we pursue the expansion of our cinema's, it's only natural that we partner again with Barco in our continued expansion into digital cinema."

"We're happy to continue our relationship with Jinyi," says Yan Fei, Manager Director of Barco Greater China. "Building upon last year's order, an additional 200 digital cinema projects is sure to enhance Jinyi's profile as a top cinema provider. This type of domestic growth bodes well for our investment in technical development and localized production to meet the customer demands of the China market."

"Equipped with the latest DLP Cinema chip, the new DP2K-series offers the brightest and most cost-effective projection solution available on the market today. Barco is proud to be playing a major role in helping drive the Chinese cinema industry's transition to digital cinema."

Featuring the latest DLP Cinema® Chip from Texas Instruments, the DP2K-32B is Barco's flagship projector - the brightest digital cinema projector in the industry, suitable for screens up to 32m wide. With new lenses, a new optical design, the industry's most efficient 6.5kW lamp and a remarkable maximum screen width, the DP2K-32B, truly exemplifies the company's leadership in image quality.

The DP2K-20C is Barco's digital cinema platform for large and mid-market venues. It delivers remarkable brightness without sacrificing resolution, features a modular design optimized for serviceability and overall system flexibility. The DP2K-20C is suitable for screens up to 20m and is also the most cost-effective 3D projector on the market today. The DP2K-12C is the perfect projector for small venues, allowing even the smallest cinemas - screens up to 12m - to have access to digital cinema, at an affordable price.

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Morristown, NJ -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in the digital cinema industry, today announced Movie Tavern will add its 110 screens to Cinedigm's Phase 2 digital cinema deployment program. Movie Tavern's Cinedigm CertifiedTM digital cinema systems will include Cinedigm's proven technology solutions.

"Movie Tavern is thrilled to be transitioning to digital cinema and to be working with Cinedigm," said John Hersker, CEO of Movie Tavern. "The future of theatres is digital cinema and we know that making this transition is the beginning of the future for our circuit and for our customers."

"Movie Tavern is already bringing its customers a unique experience. Now that they are adding the flexibility and other benefits of digital cinema, we're excited to see their creativity shine with alternative content offerings," said Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm.

Chuck Goldwater, President of Cinedigm's Media Services Group, said, "We are proud to add Movie Tavern to our growing family of exhibitor partners. Their innovative theatre concept will be even further enhanced by the benefits of digital cinema that Cinedigm's programming is uniquely positioned to bring to exhibitors including live events in 3D."

Cinedigm's Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema that facilitates the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans. In April 2008, the CBG, a buying program of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) for small and independent theatre operators, announced the selection of Cinedigm as the digital cinema integrator of choice for the CBG's 600+ members in the United States and Canada.

To date, Cinedigm has contracted for and completed the rollout of nearly 4,000 systems in forty-one states with exhibitors including Atlas Theatres, Allen Theatres, B&B Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Celebration! Cinema, Cinema West, Cinetopia, Dickinson Theatres, Emagine, Galaxy Cinema, Georgia Theatre Company, Great Escape Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Krikorian Premiere Theatres, MJR Theatres, Neighborhood Cinema Group, Premiere Cinema Corp., Rave Motion Picture Theatres, R/C Theatres, Showplace Cinemas, Times Square Cinema, UltraStar, and Cinedigm's own Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre.

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