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Warner, Technicolor Reach Long-Term Replication Deal



said Tuesday it has entered
into a strategic partnership with


on long-term deal for replication and distribution of DVDs and
Blu-ray Discs, among other things.

The companies said the arrangement is expected to start
generating material revenue in the third quarter or 2010.

Warner Bros. is the worldwide market leader in terms of physical media
volumes (DVD and Blu-ray combined). Technicolor is the world leading replicator
of prerecorded physical media.

The strategic partnership also covers other aspects relating to
strategic technology initiatives.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Warner Bros., the
recognized world leader in packaged media,” said Frederic Rose, Technicolor CEO.
“Combining their expertise in creating entertainment properties and key
technologies related to them with Technicolor’s unrivalled track record of
technological innovation is an exciting proposition filled with opportunity for
both parties.”