Morristown, N.J. -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) (formerly AccessIT) today announced the success of the January 8th, first ever, nationwide theatrical broadcast of a live sports event in 3D. Cinedigm carried Thursday's FedEx BCS National Championship Game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma to 80 theatres in 31 states. Thousands of fans attended, selling out 19 of the theatres. Cinedigm's world-leading network of digitally equipped theatres across the U.S. is the only one capable of bringing a live 3-D event like this to theatre audiences.

The BCS Championship in 3D grossed more than four times higher than the best per screen movie gross for the same evening.

"The fan turnout shows the incredible level of interest in live 3D and digital cinema. Our sincere thanks and congratulations to Sony and Fox Sports for their incredible support for this historic broadcast and to 3Ality for capturing the game for us," said Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. "There are so many great sporting events and other kinds of entertainment that can now be brought to consumers across the country with digital cinema technology. Cinedigm is the only company that can distribute live 3D on a national scale and we hope to see everyone back for Cinedigm's live 3D broadcast of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 14th."

"We were delighted to have produced for Cinedigm the first ever national 3-D broadcast of the BCS Championship to fans across the country," said Sandy Climan, CEO of 3ality Digital. "The uniqueness of their CineLive satellite network, together with their industry leading distribution and marketing expertise made them the perfect partner for this groundbreaking event, and we're looking forward to making history with them again in the future."

"Cinedigm's execution was excellent," said Michael Karagosian, MKPE Consulting.

"Cinedigm's effort in bringing the BCS Championship game to theatres deserves a round of applause," said Chuck Viane, distribution president, The Walt Disney Studios' Motion Pictures. "The company's ability to provide this event on a nationwide scale is truly unique in these pioneering days of 3D events. As Disney is a company that is committed to the benefits of 3D movies we commend Cinedigm, too, for their innovation in digital cinema and now in live 3D events."

"It was evident that football fans and techies in the audience loved this event. We're looking forward to bringing the NBA All-Star Saturday night to Rave customers as well, and to future live 2D and 3D Cinedigm events," said Tom Stephenson, CEO of Rave Motion Pictures.

One group, a father and his two sons who attended the event shared the following: Alex Kayaian, a 15 yr old high school student and member of the JV Mamaroneck, NY High School football team said: "I thought it was awesome, unlike anything I had ever seen before!"

Peter Kayaian, also a high school student and member of the JV Mamaroneck, NY High School football team said: "It was amazing. I felt like I was REALLY on the field! When is the next time they are doing this?"

Paul Kayaian, an international media and marketing consultant, said, "It was fabulous! The clarity and consistency of the picture was astounding and the 3D effects were brilliant. All the pieces were terrific: the sound quality, the camera-work, the top-quality 3D visuals, all in a grand movie theatre setting, complete with popcorn, made for a compelling and genuinely exciting experience."

"In developing CineLiveTM we've made it easy for theatres to be a part of our network and to play live events like the BCS Championship for their local audiences. While we'd completed all the tests we felt necessary well before this event, we're thrilled that the technology lived up to our expectations on game-day and that we were able to bring it to so many fans at our network of Cinedigm Certified Theatres," said B. Scott Cassell, VP of Operations of Cinedigm Media Services Division.

Private tests and select-theatre showings of live, 3D sporting events had been conducted before this but the BCS championship game from Cinedigm was the first to bring it to fans across the country. Cinedigm's next big event will be on February 14th for the NBA All-Star Saturday Night and will once again be broadcast to more than 80 theaters across 31 states, live, and in 3D.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ, -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (Cinedigm) (NASDAQ: CIDM) and AEG Network LIVE announced today that they are teaming up to bring pop phenomenon Fall Out Boy to theatre audiences around the country for one night only on January 18th, 2009. The nationwide digital cinema broadcast will be transmitted in HD via satellite and will include a LIVE introduction from the band as well as an exclusive worldwide premiere screening of the multi-platinum Island recording artist's December 16 live concert produced by AEG Network LIVE from the Nokia Theater in Times Square.

Fans in 31 States can buy tickets to the live digital cinema broadcast of "Fall Out Boy LIVE - Folie a Deux NYC to LA presented by Nokia," which will be shown at approximately 80 theatres in theatre chains such as Carmike Cinemas, Celebration Cinemas, Cinema West, Emagine, Galaxy Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, MJR, NCG, Rave Motion Pictures and Showcase and UltraStar Cinema. To find the nearest participating theatre, go to www.cinedigm.com.

Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy lead singer, said: "We're excited to reach audiences all over the country in this new way. We're very proud of our new album and our December 16th concert at the Nokia Theater Times Square and we're excited to speak live to our fans on January 18th through this nationwide cinecast."
Jonathan Dern, president of Cinedigm's Content and Entertainment Group, said: "The combination of this exclusive pre-recorded live concert and the live intro by Fall Out Boy will make for a truly unique event fans will only be able to see on January 18. Seeing this concert on the big screen lets everyone in the audience feel like they are in the front row actually at the concert. This broadcast is another example of the great new content experiences that digital cinema makes possible and we are proud to be the only company that can make this happen across the country."

Multi-platinum Island recording artist Fall Out Boy performed a live 90-minute concert at the Nokia Theatre Times Square on Tuesday, December 16 coinciding with the release of their fifth studio album titled, "Folie a Deux." This event was also simulcast on multiple LED screens at the Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles at LA LIVE for the first time ever. The sold-out performance rocked the house with fans enjoying such tunes as "I Don't Care," "Sugar, We're Going Down," "Dance, Dance," and "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race."

Fall Out Boy's new release "Folie a Deux" hit stores on December 16. The multi-platinum band has built up a loyal following through relentless touring; they have performed over 1200 shows since their inception in 2000. The band's 2007 release "Infinity On High" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and followed-up "From Under The Cork Tree," their Island debut of May 2005, which spent 72 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart. They have won three MTV Video Music Awards and have received a Grammy nomination as well.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) (formerly AccessIT) today announced that it will bring the FedEx BCS National Championship Game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, January 8 live, in 3D to the Mann Chinese Six and the Krikorian Monrovia Cinema 12 in Los Angeles, California, as well as to the 80 theatres announced on December 16. The addition of these locations to Cinedigm's proprietary CineLive(TM) satellite network -- the only system with a national footprint that can distribute live 3D cinema transmissions -- will expand the network into the urban L.A. Metro area. Both of these theatres will also show the NBA All-Star Saturday Night events that Cinedigm announced would be shown through its CineLive network on Saturday, February 14. Some of the 80-plus theatres which will show the BCS Game are already reporting ticket sell-outs.

"The movie-going experience of the future has arrived," said George Krikorian, president and CEO of Krikorian Premiere Theatres. "We believe that the future movie-going experiences will far exceed our greatest expectations. These 3D presentations represent a pivotal transitional moment in film exhibition history. Live 3D Broadcast of prominent sporting events will be far more compelling and appealing to the public than live attendance at those events. We are proud and excited to participate in this historic presentation."

"We are extremely excited to be added to the Cinedigm CineLive(TM) network, and to be able to show the upcoming BCS Tournament and NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Live 3D," said Peter Dobson, CEO of Mann Theatres. "Cinedigm is truly the leader in digital cinema and we are pleased to be working with them."

"We are thrilled to be able to offer fans in the Los Angeles metro area the opportunity to see these first of their kind events," said Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. "L.A. is the heart of the entertainment industry, and providing cutting edge opportunities to its sports fans and entertainment professionals is only fitting. We look forward to what we know will be an enthusiastic reception for this exciting and new form of entertainment and to adding more world class locations to our network in the U.S. and Canada."

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), the nation's leading motion picture exhibitor in 3-D, today announced that it will be showing two upcoming Live 3D broadcasts: the FedEx BCS National Championship Game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma on January 8th and NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 14th. Both events will be shown at 35 Carmike theatres in 19 states (list below).

"Cinedigm's CineLive(TM) Satellite Distribution Network is the only system that can distribute over a national theatre footprint, and we are delighted to collaborate with them to bring these premier sporting events for the first time ever to the viewing public, live and in 3D," stated Michael W. Patrick, Carmike's Chief Executive Officer.

"With a growing slate of 3D content planned for 2009 and beyond, Carmike has taken the industry lead in deploying digital 3D technology. Our circuit's first-run theatres are 100% digital, with state-of-the-art sound, stadium seating and other patron-friendly amenities at most locations. During the 2008 fourth quarter, we completed the conversion of Carmike's entire theatre circuit to 3D readiness, giving us 502 compatible screens of approximately 1300 3D screens across the U.S.

"The major motion picture studios are solidly behind 3D, and we share their excitement as this content is ideally suited to the customers in our markets. Importantly, movies continue to be added to the studios' release schedules, with over 20 3D films currently slated for debut in 2009 and 2010. In addition to professional and college sports in 3D, there are a growing number of additional special events that we will be bringing in digital and or 3D format to the Carmike circuit, including religious programming, concerts and arts-oriented productions such as opera and ballet," concluded Mr. Patrick.

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Dallas, TX. -- Rave Motion Pictures, the nation's largest all digital projection theater circuit, announces two stellar LIVE 3D broadcast events:

January 8, 2009 BCS College Football Championship Game
Featuring the Florida Gators & the Oklahoma Sooners (8 PM EST)

February 14, 2009 NBA All Star Saturday Night Live
Featuring the 3 Point, Slam Dunk & Skills Contests (8 PM EST)

Fox Sports and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. will team up to broadcast the FedEx BCS National Championship Game in LIVE 3D to select digitally-equipped theaters across the United States. The announcement represents the first ever sporting event broadcasted to the public in LIVE 3D on a nationwide basis.

College football fans will be able to experience the game as if they were on the field as the country's top collegiate teams compete for the coveted National Title.

Just last week, the NFL broadcast of its Thursday night game in live 3D was in only 3 theaters in NY, LA and Boston and made national news. Now Rave is proud to host 18 of only 81 such events in the country.

Ticket prices for the BCS Bowl Game range by market from $20 to $25. Meanwhile, ticket prices for the NBA Event range by market from $15 to $20.

 

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